lucreate Failed With "cannot mount '/': directory is not empty" (Doc ID 2110701.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/11 U10 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On a ZFS rpool environment,  lucreate failed with the following error messages:

cannot mount '/': directory is not empty
property may be set but unable to remount filesystem
ERROR: Unable to create a duplicate of <rpool/ROOT/PBE> dataset in PBE. <rpool/ROOT/ABE> dataset in ABE already exists.
ERROR: Unable to copy file systems from boot environment <PBE> to BE <ABE>.
ERROR: Unable to populate file systems on boot environment <ABE>.
Removing incomplete BE <ABE>.
ERROR: Cannot make file systems for boot environment <ABE>.

 

Cause

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