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Shell trick of the week

by Kevin Hill — last modified Jan 18, 2021 10:05 AM
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How to list disks in a Solaris system when format just hangs.

Today I had an old Solaris system have a disk fail and couldn't get 'format' to return, since it was trying to talk to the dead disk. Turns out the command

iostat -En

will provide info about all the installed drives, at least for Solaris 8...

 

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