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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) Verify that Enough Local Metadb and Disk Set Metadb State Database Replicas Exist (Doc ID 1020041.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to 4.4 [Release 3.0 to 4.4]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)


This document will help you verify enough metadb replicas exist on your system and the state they are in.

In order for Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) to be able to modify, add to or take ownership of a disk set more than 50% of the metadb replicas must exist in a good state. There are two sets of metadb replicas that are required for a disk set. One set of metadb replicas is on the root drives of the host system and the other set is on slice 7 of the disks/LUNs (VTOC) in the disk set. (slice6 if an EFI labeled disk).


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