What's New in Disk Sets
This section describes new disk set features in this Solaris release.
For a complete listing of new Solaris features and a description of Solaris
releases, see What’s New in Solaris Express.
Enhanced Output With the metaimport Command
Solaris Express 6/06: The metaimport command has been enhanced to allow you to import
partial disk sets. A partial disk set is a disk set that has
at least one disk that is not available. With this enhancement, a partial
disk set can still be imported provided one disk with a metadb is
present in the set.
This new functionality is associated with enhancements in the metaimport -r command.
The command's output now includes the following information:
- Time stamp
The time the disk set is created is displayed.
- Unavailable disks
If a disk has become unresponsive or might have been removed from the system, the disk is labeled unavailable.
- Disk conflicts
If a disk is listed as belonging to more than one disk set, the disk is marked as in conflict.
- Import recommendation
If disk conflicts exist, metaimport recommends which disk set to import with the disk in conflict.
The information generated by metaimport -r helps reduce the risk of data corruption
when importing disk sets. In cases of disk conflicts, metaimport imports only the
most recent disk set that is created with the disk in conflict. If
a user imports a disk set with time conflicts contrary to the recommendation,
the attempt is blocked.
The metaimport -rv command now contains more information in the output. This information
allows the user to see the basic structure of the volumes that are
available for import.
Finally, you can import the recommended partial disk set by using the following
metaimport -s setname -f diskname
For examples of the output of the metaimport -r and metaimport -rv commands, see
How to Print a Report on Disk Sets Available for Import.