Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) on x86 unmirror boot disk root_archive unpack fails with "lofiadm: size of boot_archive is not a multiple of 512" (Doc ID 1508005.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.10.0 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

If extract the boot_archive file from a disk to a temp dir the following issue can occur.

Extract a boot_archive from a file is at least necessary if you unmirror the a root disk which is controlled by Solaris Volume Manager.

Cause

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