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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems
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1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

Administering Disks (Task Map)

Identifying Disks on a System

How to Identify the Disks on a System

Formatting a Disk

How to Determine if a Disk Is Formatted

How to Format a Disk

Displaying Disk Slices

How to Display Disk Slice Information

Creating and Examining a Disk Label

How to Label a Disk

How to Examine a Disk Label

Recovering a Corrupted Disk Label

How to Recover a Corrupted Disk Label

Adding a Third-Party Disk

Creating a format.dat Entry

How to Create a format.dat Entry

Automatically Configuring SCSI Disk Drives

How to Automatically Configure a SCSI Drive

Repairing a Defective Sector

How to Identify a Defective Sector by Using Surface Analysis

How to Repair a Defective Sector

Tips and Tricks for Managing Disks

Debugging format Sessions

Labeling Multiple Disks by Using the prtvtoc and fmthard Commands

12.  SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

13.  x86: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Tasks)

15.  The format Utility (Reference)

16.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

17.  Creating ZFS, UFS, TMPFS, and LOFS File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Mounting and Unmounting File Systems (Tasks)

19.  Using The CacheFS File System (Tasks)

20.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

21.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

22.  UFS File System (Reference)

23.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview)

24.  Backing Up UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

25.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

26.  Restoring UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

27.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)

28.  Copying UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

29.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Administering Disks (Task Map)

For Instructions
Identify the disks on a system.
If you are not sure of the types of disks on a system, use the format utility to identify the disk types.
Format the disk.
Determine whether a disk is already formatted by using the format utility.
In most cases, disks are already formatted. Use the format utility if you need to format a disk.
Display slice information.
Display slice information by using the format utility.
Label the disk.
Create the disk label by using the format utility.
Examine the disk label.
Examine the disk label by using the prtvtoc command.
Recover a corrupted disk label.
You can attempt to recover a disk label that was damaged due to a system or power failure.
Create a format.dat entry.
Create a format.dat entry to support a third-party disk.
Automatically configure a SCSI disk.
You can automatically configure a SCSI disk with the SCSI-2 specification for disk device mode sense pages even if the specific drive type is not listed in the /etc/format.dat file.
Identify a defective disk sector.
Identify a defective disk sector by using the format utility.
If necessary, fix a defective disk sector.
Fix a defective disk sector by using the format utility.