Our server had panic and don’t have any space left on you /var partition, worry no more, there is still a way to generate the core files with the help of savecore and make Sun Support don’t wait for another panic to happen before they get their core files.
We had a hardware failure and we cannot seem to boot to our system. Our only option is to restore from our backup. The good thing is that we have foreseen this incident and took the liberty to have a backup of our OS. We will now use ufsrestore to bring our server up and running.
As a good old saying says – An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away – is also applicable on having good OS backup that will always keep headaches lesser when the hard times come. Now comes ufsdump, a usefull command to help us backup our Solaris Operating System.
Our root (/) partition is nearing 100% utilization and upon further investigation the wtmpx file is the main culprit. We need to trim or flush this file but we need to have a backup of this file for audit purposes.
We have a very large core file and we need this to send to our vendor for analysis. The gzip’d file of the core is 20GB and the FTP server of the vendor does not like that. Therefore we need to split our very large file to smaller chunks that the FTP server would accept.
We have to patch a Sun V480 and during the pre-tasks we have to check on the console of the box. To our surprise (or not) the console is hung. We have to reset the Remote System Console (RSC) for to be able to use it again. Here are the simple guide on how to reset the RSC thru the OS.
We have already discussed extending a filesystem in AIX under JFS as well as the basic of softpartion where we could also extend its filesystem size. This time we have a task which is under Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM). We need to extend a partition that is being managed by VxVM.
Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) formerly called as Online DiskSuite and Solstice Disk Suite (SDS) is a volume manager that comes with the standard installation of Solaris 8, 9, and 10. But soft partition functionality was not included on the first release of SDS on Solaris 8, but it could be added with patch 108693-06 (latest). Upon introduction of Solaris 9, soft partition is included in SVM as one of it’s functionality.