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Sun Cluster 3.0, 3.1: How to Rebuild or Restore the Solaris on a Cluster Node Mirrored with SDS/SVM. (Doc ID 1003893.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2024

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to 3.1 [Release 3.0 to 3.1]
All Platforms


Sometimes, even with a mirrored boot environment, a destructive event can result in a system that will not boot and the Solaris Operating Environment (OE) cannot be repaired. The recommended course of action when this happens is to restore from a backup. If a backup is not available and your system is part of a cluster you may be able to restore, or rebuild, it from another node in the cluster.

The procedure in this document shows how to clone a node in Sun Cluster where Solstice DiskSuite (SDS) or Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) is being used to manage the boot disks.

Note: Technically this is not a supported procedure. You should always have a backup of your operating system (root) on every cluster node and restore from that.


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