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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) How To Re-create An SVM Configuration Without Restoring Data (Doc ID 1005760.1)

Last updated on APRIL 29, 2024

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.10.0 [Release 11.0]
Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2.1 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
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)


Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) maintains multiple copies of its configuration on small disk drive partitions, referred to as replica databases. The replica database contains all the necessary metadata to construct, view and maintain all software RAID devices (metadevices). There are times when the replica (the metadata) may not be available, which results in the loss of all underlying data. Examples include:

This document explains how to re-create your SVM configuration without having to restore any underlying data.

This is NOT a recommended procedure for the operating system. If the boot disk is to be put back under Solaris Volume Manager control, then all commands should be entered manually.



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