Solaris Volume Manager (SVM): metareplace Command Returns Error "unknown metadevice type"
Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Applies to:Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
A disk drive under Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) control has failed. The disk is subsequently replaced. Seeing as the metadevice is redundant, the metareplace command was used to resync the data back to the replaced drive. Instead of enabling the drive, the command failed. For example.
The disk drive was swapped and all appropriate replacement procedures were used.
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