Installed Solaris 11-11-11 with 3 file systems on a different disks:
The c0t0d0s0 got corrupted. The OS needs to be reinstalled..
my question is how can I configure the system to be able to use the other 3 disks (zpool's) without erasing the data?
Please Help me .. Thank-You
I hope you can find out why the data got corrupted on c0t0d0s0.
Are you asking if you can use the 3 remaining disks for other purposes but also keep the
data? If so, you would need to backup the data before you can reuse the 3 non-OS disks.
If you just want to keep the existing data on the 3 existing pools, then just import those
pools after the system is reinstalled. As long as you don't specify any of the 3 remaining
disks during the install, they will remain untouched.
Thank-You.. I do have a backup of the data, but because is a lot of data in the disks.. I dont want to restore unless is necessary to do it.
I want to keep the data in the extra 3 disks.. creating a zpool (if is necessary) without erasing the data..
In solaris 10 I used to add the disks to the box, disks, reboot with -rv it was recognizing the disks.. and of course added them to the vfstab..
But in solaris 11 seems to work different because they are zpool ?..
If you have 3 file systems from your 3 non-OS disks as non-redundant pools,
then no way exists to keep the data from those disks and also reuse them to
create a new pool. The zpool create command will erase whatever is on those
If you could copy 2 of the file systems to one of the disks so that all 3 file
systems fit on one disk in one pool, you could reuse the other 2 disks for
a new pool, then copy them back over to the new pool, if you want.