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1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 7:02 AM by Bjoern Rost RSS

Directory content seems to disappear after single user mode reboot

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Good morning,
I have a machine (SUN T5120, solaris 10), that contained a filesystem, called "/backup".
I have a document that describes every step, but in the directory "/osp/tmp".

So I have replaced "/backup" by "/osp" in "/etc/vfstab", and I have done "mv /backup /osp".
Everything went well: in "df -hk" I could see "/backup" being replaced by "/osp".

Then I have created subdirectory "/osp/tmp" and followed the rest of the procedure, until the step where I needed to reboot in single user mode:
After having restarted in single user mode, the directory /osp" still exists, but all contents (including "/osp/tmp") seem to be gone, which means:
single user mode:
# cd /osp/tmp
tmp: does not exist
multi user mode:
# cd /osp/tmp
# pwd
How is this possible and how can I make the content of my directory visible again, even in single user mode?

Edited by: scampsd on Feb 14, 2013 2:55 PM


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