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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

Book Description

This book is for anyone responsible for administering one or more systems that run Solaris 10. The book covers a range of Solaris system administration topics related to managing removable media, disks and devices, file systems, and backing up and restoring data. Topics are described for both SPARC and x86 based systems, where appropriate.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About This Book
    1. Who Should Use This Book
    2. How the System Administration Volumes Are Organized
    3. Documentation, Support, and Training
    4. Sun Welcomes Your Comments
    5. What Typographic Conventions Mean
    6. Shell Prompts in Command Examples
    7. General Conventions
  3. Managing Removable Media (Overview)
    1. What's New in Removable Media?
    2. Where to Find Managing Removable Media Tasks
    3. Removable Media Features and Benefits
    4. Comparison of Manual and Automatic Mounting
    5. Overview of Accessing Removable Media
  4. Managing Removable Media (Tasks)
    1. Managing Removable Media (Task Map)
    2. Formatting Diskettes
  5. Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)
    1. Accessing Removable Media (Task Map)
    2. Accessing Removable Media
    3. Accessing Removable Media on a Remote System (Task Map)
  6. Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)
    1. Working With Audio CDs and Data CDs and DVDs
    2. Writing CD and DVD Data and Audio CDs
  7. Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)
    1. What's New in Device Management?
    2. Where to Find Device Management Tasks
    3. Managing Devices in the Solaris OS
    4. Adding a Peripheral Device to a System
    5. Accessing Devices
  8. Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)
    1. Dynamic Reconfiguration and Hot-Plugging
    2. SCSI Hot-Plugging With the cfgadm Command (Task Map)
    3. SCSI Hot-Plugging With the cfgadm Command
    4. PCI or PCIe Hot-Plugging With the cfgadm Command (Task Map)
    5. PCI or PCIe Hot-Plugging With the cfgadm Command
    6. Reconfiguration Coordination Manager (RCM) Script Overview
    7. RCM Script Tasks
  9. Using USB Devices (Overview)
    1. What's New in USB Devices?
    2. Solaris Support for USB Devices
    3. Overview of USB Devices
    4. About USB in the Solaris OS
  10. Using USB Devices (Tasks)
    1. Managing USB Devices in the Solaris OS (Roadmap)
    2. Using USB Mass Storage Devices (Task Map)
    3. Using USB Mass Storage Devices
    4. Using USB Audio Devices (Task Map)
    5. Using USB Audio Devices
    6. Hot-Plugging USB Devices With the cfgadm Command (Task Map)
  11. Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)
    1. Overview of InfiniBand Devices
    2. Dynamically Reconfiguring IB Devices (Task Map)
    3. Dynamically Reconfiguring IB Devices (cfgadm)
    4. Using the uDAPL Application Interface With InfiniBand Devices
  12. Managing Disks (Overview)
    1. What's New in Disk Management?
    2. Where to Find Disk Management Tasks
    3. Overview of Disk Management
    4. Partitioning a Disk
  13. Administering Disks (Tasks)
    1. Administering Disks (Task Map)
    2. Identifying Disks on a System
    3. Formatting a Disk
    4. Displaying Disk Slices
    5. Creating and Examining a Disk Label
    6. Recovering a Corrupted Disk Label
    7. Adding a Third-Party Disk
    8. Automatically Configuring SCSI Disk Drives
    9. Repairing a Defective Sector
    10. Tips and Tricks for Managing Disks
  14. SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks)
    1. SPARC: Adding a System Disk or a Secondary Disk (Task Map)
  15. x86: Adding a Disk (Tasks)
    1. x86: Adding a System Disk or a Secondary Disk (Task Map)
    2. x86: Adding a System Disk or a Secondary Disk
  16. Configuring Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Tasks)
    1. iSCSI Technology (Overview)
    2. Setting Up Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Task Map)
    3. Troubleshooting iSCSI Configuration Problems
  17. The format Utility (Reference)
    1. Recommendations and Requirements for Using the format Utility
    2. format Menu and Command Descriptions
    3. format.dat File
    4. Rules for Input to format Commands
    5. Getting Help on the format Utility
  18. Managing File Systems (Overview)
    1. What's New in File Systems?
    2. Where to Find File System Management Tasks
    3. Overview of File Systems
    4. Commands for File System Administration
    5. Default Solaris File Systems
    6. UFS File System
    7. Mounting and Unmounting File Systems
    8. Determining a File System's Type
  19. Creating UFS, TMPFS, and LOFS File Systems (Tasks)
    1. Creating a UFS File System
    2. Creating a Temporary File System (TMPFS)
    3. Creating and Mounting a Loopback File System (LOFS)
  20. Mounting and Unmounting File Systems (Tasks)
    1. Overview of Mounting File Systems
    2. Mounting File Systems
    3. Unmounting File Systems
  21. Using The CacheFS File System (Tasks)
    1. High-Level View of Using the CacheFS File System (Task Map)
    2. Overview of the CacheFS File System
    3. Creating and Mounting a CacheFS File System (Task Map)
    4. Maintaining a CacheFS File System (Task Map)
    5. Maintaining a CacheFS File System
    6. Packing a Cached File System (Task Map)
    7. Packing a CacheFS File System
    8. Collecting CacheFS Statistics (Task Map)
    9. Collecting CacheFS Statistics
  22. Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)
    1. About Swap Space
    2. How Do I Know If I Need More Swap Space?
    3. How Swap Space Is Allocated
    4. Planning for Swap Space
    5. Monitoring Swap Resources
    6. Adding More Swap Space
    7. Removing a Swap File From Use
  23. Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)
    1. File System Consistency
    2. How the File System State Is Recorded
    3. What the fsck Command Checks and Tries to Repair
    4. Interactively Checking and Repairing a UFS File System
    5. Restoring a Bad Superblock
    6. Syntax and Options for the fsck Command
  24. UFS File System (Reference)
    1. Structure of Cylinder Groups for UFS File Systems
    2. Customizing UFS File System Parameters
  25. Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview)
    1. Where to Find UFS Backup and Restore Tasks
    2. Introduction to Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems
    3. High-Level View of Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Task Map)
  26. Backing Up UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)
    1. Backing Up UFS Files and File System (Task Map)
    2. Preparing for File System Backups
    3. Backing Up a UFS File System
  27. Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)
    1. Using UFS Snapshots (Task Map)
    2. UFS Snapshots Overview
    3. Creating and Deleting UFS Snapshots
    4. Backing Up a UFS Snapshot
  28. Restoring UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)
    1. Restoring UFS Files and File System Backups (Task Map)
    2. Preparing to Restore UFS Files and File Systems
    3. Restoring UFS Files and File Systems
  29. UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)
    1. How the ufsdump Command Works
    2. Specifying ufsdump Command Options and Arguments
    3. The ufsdump Command and Security Issues
    4. Specifying ufsrestore Options and Arguments
  30. Copying UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)
    1. Commands for Copying File Systems
    2. Copying File Systems Between Disks
    3. Copying Directories Between File Systems (cpio Command)
    4. Copying Files and File Systems to Tape
    5. Copying Files to Tape (tar Command)
    6. Copying Files to a Tape With the pax Command
    7. Copying Files to Tape With the cpio Command
    8. Copying Files to a Remote Tape Device
    9. Copying Files and File Systems to Diskette
  31. Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)
    1. Choosing Which Media to Use
    2. Backup Device Names
    3. Displaying Tape Drive Status
    4. Handling Magnetic Tape Cartridges
    5. Guidelines for Drive Maintenance and Media Handling