Oracle Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual



Overrides Solaris Volume Manager requirements for replica quorum and forces Solaris Volume Manager to start if any valid state database replicas are available.

The default value is disabled, which requires that a majority of all replicas are available and synchronized before Solaris Volume Manager will start.

Data Type

Boolean values


0 (disabled)


0 (disabled) or 1 (enabled)





When to Change

Use of this parameter is not supported.

Some people using Solaris Volume Manager accept the risk of enabling this parameter if all three of the following conditions apply:

  • When root (/) or other system-critical file systems are mirrored

  • Only two disks or controllers are available

  • An unattended reboot of the system is required

If this parameter is enabled, the system might boot with a stale replica that inaccurately represents the system state (including which mirror sides are good or in Maintenance state). This situation could result in data corruption or system corruption.

Change this parameter only if system availability is more important than data consistency and integrity. Closely monitor the system for any failures. You can mitigate the risk by keeping the number of failed, Maintenance, or hot-swapped volumes as low as possible.

For more information about state database replicas, see Chapter 6, State Database (Overview), in Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide.

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