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Solaris Volume Manager with UFS Filesystem, File System troubleshooting on SVM SDS metadevice meta device. Resolution path (Doc ID 1458619.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2021

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.11 [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)


This document is a Resolution Path. It will guide you through step by step to troubleshoot UFS filesystem issues associated with Solaris Volume Manager aka.: SVM, SDS, metadevices.

 The following problems are addressed in this document:

Failed to fsck a UFS filesystem /dev/md/dsk/c*t*d*s*. Can not fsck UFS filesystem on metadevice, fsck failed.

At boot stuck at single user mode with can not fsck /usr, /var or other file system.

Mount errors when trying to mount metadevice with UFS file system 

File corrupt on UFS filesystem that resides on metadevice

Trying to grow a UFS file system and it hung. Problems growing, expanding enlarging resizing UFS filesystem on metadevice.

Trying to grow metadevice for UFS filesystem and it hung or got some error

After growing a filesystem or lun df still shows old size

Can not mount, access, fsck filesystem on Softpartition


Example errors:  

No such file or directory

mount: I/O error

permission denied

mount: Cannot mount /dev/md/dsk/d*

mount: Mount point /data does not exist.

mount: /dev/md/dsk/d200s5 is already mounted or /data1 is busy


cannot open

ufs:  NOTICE: /filesystem: bad dir ino ... at offset ... mangled entry


Troubleshooting Steps

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