Solaris Volume Manager (SVM): metainit Command Returns Error "devices were not RAIDed previously or are specified in the wrong order"

(Doc ID 1478894.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2017

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 x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

 When creating a RAID5 metadevice the following error is generated:

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms