Solaris 10 10/08 Release Notes

Solaris Volume Manager metarecover Command Fails to Update metadb Namespace (4645776)

If you remove and replace a physical disk from the system, and then use the metarecover -p -d command to write the appropriate soft partition specific information to the disk, an open failure results. The command does not update the metadevice database namespace to reflect the change in disk device identification. The condition causes an open failure for each such soft partition that is built on top of the disk. The following message is displayed:

Open Error

Workaround: Create a soft partition on the new disk instead of using the metarecover command to recover the soft partition.

Note –

If the soft partition is part of a mirror or RAID 5, use the metareplace command without the -e option to replace the old soft partition with the new soft partition.

# metareplace dx mirror or RAID 5 
old_soft_partition new_soft_partition