Use the luxadm insert_device command to add the new device.
This command is interactive. You will be guided through the procedure for inserting a new device or chain of devices.
# luxadm insert_device, macs1,f1 The list of devices which will be inserted is: 1: Box Name "macs1" front slot 1 Please enter 'q' to Quit or <Return> to Continue: Hit <Return> after inserting the device(s).
Insert the disk drive and hit Return.
The following is displayed:
Drive in Box Name "macs1" front slot 1 Logical Nodes under /dev/dsk and /dev/rdsk : c2t1d0s0 c2t1d0s1 c2t1d0s2 c2t1d0s3 c2t1d0s4 c2t1d0s5 c2t1d0s6 c2t1d0s7 #
The new disk drive is now available for use as a block or character device. Refer to the sd(7) man page for further details.
Verify that the device label meets your requirements.
You can use the prtvtoc command to inspect the label for your disk. To modify the label, use the format command. See the prtvtoc(1M) and format(1M) man pages for more information.
Verify that the device's partition table satisfies the requirements of the file system(s) you intend to re-create.
You can use the prtvtoc command to inspect the label for your device. If you need to modify the label, use the format command. Refer to the prtvtoc(1M) and format(1M) man pages for more information. For example:
# prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/cwtxdysz
If you have saved a disk partition table using the format utility and the replacement disk type matches the old disk type, then you can use the format utility's partition section to configure the partition table of the replacement disk. See the select and label commands in the partition section.
If the replacement disk is of a different type than the disk it replaced, you can use the partition size information from the previous disk to set the partition table for the replacement disk. Refer to the prtvtoc(1M) and format(1M) man pages for more information.
Once you have selected a disk slice for your UFS file system, create a file system on the slice:
# newfs /dev/rdsk/cwtxdysz
Mount the new file system using the mount command:
# mount mount_point
where: mount_point is the directory on which the faulty disk was mounted.
The new disk is ready to be used. You can now restore data from your backups.