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Boot Disk Management: A Guide for the Solaris™ Operating Environment by David Deeths, John S. Howard

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Summary

This chapter provided a survey of techniques and procedures that can be used to recover and repair a damaged VxVM-managed boot disk. Documentation provides the key to an easy recovery, and this chapter specified the most useful types of documentation to collect about the configuration. Managing documentation and keeping it updated is also critical. A critical concern for avoiding problems is to actively monitor the system for faults. This includes not only monitoring the boot disks but also the system itself. If a problem is discovered, it is important to deal with it promptly and properly. Even if problems are dealt with properly, some recoveries are complex and difficult. It is critical that users not exacerbate this problem with mistakes ...

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