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2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2011 9:46 PM by muhammad RSS

removing file system from meta devices in solaris 10

muhammad Newbie
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hi,

I have created a file system on meta device in solaris 10 using below command

newfs /dev/md/rdsk/d110

now i want to remove file system to make the meta device free, required command to remove file system ?

Regards
Zeeshan
  • 1. Re: removing file system from meta devices in solaris 10
    abrante Pro
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    Well, if you want to make a new filesystem on the device, you just make a new filesystem.

    If not, you probably want to remove the metadevice, which i think you can do with metaclear.

    I actually don't understand what you want to do, i have a feeling that you have missunderstood how the metadevices work..

    .7/M.
  • 2. Re: removing file system from meta devices in solaris 10
    muhammad Newbie
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    Thanks for your response , actually i have performed the below steps to release the space from mount point /u05 which i want to make the space as raw device so that i can use it for ASM , so my question is that how can i unformat the file system so that it can be a raw device.

    umount /u05

    metaclear d110

    (Now i have the below two metadevices 500gb each which i want to use as raw device so that i can allocate it to ASM (Automatic Storage management). So how can we make it as raw device ??

    /dev/dsk/emcpower17a

    /dev/dsk/emcpower17a

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