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What is the meaning of the message: "drive not available: formatting" from the Solaris [TM] format(1m) utility? (Doc ID 1005475.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
Sun Storage 2510 Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 2540 Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 3120 SCSI Array - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage 2530 Array - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

Goal

Description

This message is sometimes reported for a disk when running the Solaris [TM] format(1m) utility, e.g.:

 
# format
Searching for disks...done
AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c0t0d0 <drive not available: formatting>
/sbus@6,0/SUNW,socal@d,10000/sf@0,0/ssd@w210000163787753a,0

 


What does it mean?

Solution

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