Solaris Volume Manager (SVM): How to Free Up Space on the Root Disk from Swap for State Database Replicas (Doc ID 1003393.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.10.0 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

Goal

When mirroring the root disk with Solaris Volume Manager (SVM), normally a slice is dedicated for state database replicas. If the root (/) drive has its entire capacity already assigned but a slice remains available with no space yet assigned, you can utilize space from swap. This document explains how to do this, using "swap -d" and "swap -a" while up and running, or while booted from cd-rom.

Solution

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