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E3500 with a bad boot disk...how to get data off other 7 disks?

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by RockBochs, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. RockBochs

    RockBochs Guest

    I'm rather new with Solaris, so please bear with me:eek: I've got a
    e3500 that just lost power today. Upon reboot, it errors out with a
    invalid WWN Number 0 0 and tries to boot from the net. When I load u
    a single user shell using the cd, and issue a "format" command, it ONL
    shows 7 drives....yet I have 8 drives installed. Is there a way t
    "repair" the boot disk? If not, is it possible to put a replacemen
    in, install a new copy of solaris, and at least pull data off th
    remaining 7 drives? I never setup RAID or JBOD, so each drive has it'
    own data, so to speak. Any help would be greatly appreciated, than

    RockBochs, Jan 16, 2007
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  2. 1. At the "ok" prompt, type "probe-fcal-all". You should get
    more info about your boot disk, which is probably defunct, given
    the error message you report.

    2. Of course it is possible to replace the boot disk and recover
    the data. You could even boot from CD and get it to a state
    where you could copy the data from the disks to another system,
    but this would be more trouble than reinstalling the operating

    David B. Chorlian, Jan 16, 2007
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  3. RockBochs

    coffeyp Guest

    Reinstall the OS after replacing the defective boot disk. If each
    drive has its own data, no raid, I'm assuming you had the drives
    mounted to individual mount points. The data should still be on the
    drives and you can simply mount them under the new os.
    coffeyp, Jan 19, 2007
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