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Using disk built on SunFire V240 in a SunFire V440

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by xverdb, May 18, 2004.

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    xverdb Guest

    Has anyone had any success moving disks between a SunFire V240 and SunFire
    V440? In my organization, we are writing programs using a SunFire V240 with
    4-36GB Ultra-SCSI drives. Another location in my organization is using
    SunFire V440. During program development, we'd like to be able to mail the
    4 SCSI disks to our other location, but were unsure whether disks built on a
    V240 could be used on a V440. I posted a similar message on SunForum but
    got limited response. I've been told that 1) yes, it could be done with no
    modifications 2) yes, it can be done but you must re-build the bootblock or
    path_to_inst 3) no, it can't be done.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.
    xverdb, May 18, 2004
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    Chris Morgan Guest

    Instead of moving disks, why not set up an encrypted VPN and rsync the
    files across the internet?
    Chris Morgan
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    Chris Morgan, May 18, 2004
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    spook Guest

    Hardware is the same, both disks should be SCSI SCA Ultra320.
    If your going to replace the boot disk as well it won't work as the
    platform is different. The V440 is a new platform and different
    inplementation and require all sorts of drivers to run.

    But if you just place your data on a separate file system on a
    individual disk this should work when inserting in a V440

    For least problems, both source and target systems need to be the same
    OS level eg Sol8 -> Sol8. If your source system is a Veritas file
    system then your target requires Veritas. If your source disks
    comprises a RAID volume then that will be trickier I would not advise
    it unless you know what your doing.

    On the V440 insert the disks from the v240 in the empty slots and do a
    `drvconfig` and then `disks` or a `devfsadm -C` (Sol8 and up). Do a
    fsck on the new device partitions then mount the new files system.

    Hope this helps
    spook, Jun 4, 2004
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