Updating platform sun4v bootarchive

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Updating platform sun4v bootarchive

I have no user names and no passwords and need to login to read a tape.

ok reset-all Sun Netra T5220, No Keyboard Copyright 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Open Boot 4.30.0, 4096 MB memory available, Serial #81044804. ok I have an old NCR tower 32 with an ADDS terminal running a unix version 020102 (Im not sure if thats correct but its unix for sure).

Here is the steps you should perform: Executing last command: boot -F failsafe Boot device: /[email protected],0/[email protected]/[email protected]/[email protected],0:a File and args: -F failsafe Sun OS Release 5.10 Version Generic_141444-09 64-bit Copyright 1983-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. How to Manually Update the Boot Archive on a RAID-1 (Mirror) Volume The section is located at URL :

In Solaris 8, when I boot to single user mode, mount a device and then reboot or init 0, the system unmount it automatically. ok reset-all Sun Netra T5220, No Keyboard Copyright 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Open Boot 4.30.0, 4096 MB memory available, Serial #81044804.

The problem is that the 280R is running Oracle database version 9 and I am not sure how will it work under Solaris 10 (and Oracle guys seems don't like idea of this migration exercise so no further investigation or migration has been done).

Anyway, I still had decided to test ldmp2v migration tool, and wrote this article for future references.

Boot newly created ldom into single-user mode and then pkgrm all Veritas software and also edit the /etc/system file to ensure any remnant of veritas from the physical incarnation of the system are removed as well.

Investigating the sizes of existing filessystems on the server, it might turn out that a particular filesystem is not very heavily being used.

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If not, look at the output and figure out what you might need to fix (eg: if the source system was mirroed using disksuite or veritas, you might want to edit the /etc/vfstab and /etc/system file by mounting rootdisk to temporary mount point and comment out entries corresponding to rootdev or encapsulated Solaris Vol Mgr or vxfs filesystems).

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