Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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Changing user in a solaris script Sudo not an option

Sudo is disabled on my machine. I am creating a script that installs a server that must be installed as root but the profiles must be created as a different user I tried to use su - user - c But I ...
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Starting DHCP server on Solaris SPARC 11

I have been trying to start the SPARC based Solaris 11 ISC DHCP server. I use the standard 'svcadm enable svc:/network/dhcp/server:ipv4' command to start the ISC DHCP server. But it never comes to ...
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Copy files from Solaris to redhat via SCP command run on RedHat console

I have to copy several GB of little files (from few bytes to < 1MB). These files resides on a file system of a Solaris system. No rsync and rdiff software is available on Solaris and cannot be ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here a short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 ...
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SVN Backup and Restore

I am trying to take backup and restore Remote SVN using svnrdump because we don't have an admin SVN console. I need a incremental backup so it will take less time. I am using the following command ...
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Solaris virtualization-zones [closed]

In the context of virtualization in Solaris, could someone provide a short description of the following: Zones Kernel zones Branded zones Non global zones
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Inserting Oracle Solaris 11.2 Repository on VirtualBox Oracle Solaris 11 (64 bit)

I downloaded Oracle Solaris 11.2 Repository from Oracle.com and i can't figure out how to uncompress it and insert it on VirtualBox.. Please let me know what steps to take.. Thank you.. My e mail is ...
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Solaris ZFS Mirroring - is different stripe widths valid?

I have found many articles about using ZFS mirroring with different sized disks, and it appears to be possible to grow a mirror by using larger disks. Is it possible to consolidate a stripe onto ...
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How to boot Solaris from network (using Windows 7)

Currently I have a single Board Computer: Themis USPIIe-USB™ 6U VMEbus computer board based on the Sun® Microsystems 550-MHz and 650-MHz 64-bit UltraSPARC® processors. Currently it boots from an ...
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Why tar hangs failing to extract a file

I am using a Solaris 11 system and am trying to extract from a tar file which I know to be OK, but when I try to extract it, tar hangs. I don't get any feedback from tar. What areas of Solaris should ...
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Find the creator of an idle TCP connection

On Solaris (or Unix), how can I find the remote host associated with the creation of a currently idle TCP connection? lsof gives me a bunch of lines like this: java 25375 foo 8161u IPv4 ...
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Solaris - get the remote host associated with each TCP connection

On Solaris, how can I get the remote IP or hostname associated with each TCP connection?
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Solaris BIND / VI - how to view special characters in a zone file?

I'm having some issues with a new zone file and I recall previously that I was prone to using some special characters somewhere that confused BIND. Is anyone aware of a command that would show all ...
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SOLARIS: “du -s” vs “du -sh”

On all the SOLARIS servers I have access to du -s for some reason returns around twice of what it should. Example: root@someserver:/tmp/testdir# uname -a SunOS someserver 5.11 11.1 sun4u sparc ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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fit grep syntax from linux to solaris

The following command grep -w '^[^#]* machine_VIP' /etc/hosts | head -1 | awk '{print $1}' works fine on linux (its capture the machine_VIP alias and return the IP address from /etc/hosts and ...
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system boot on grub and menu.lst absent

I have big problem on a mirrored rpool grub> boot Error 8: Kernel must be loaded before booting grub> setup (hd1) Checking ...
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Vi Editior Navigator Not Working Properly in Solaris 10

I am using ViEditor : This is my code of line : sh /u02/oraprod/prod/db/tech_st/11.1.0/appsutil/scripts/PROD_hooradb2/adautocfg.sh appspass=apps > $HOME/LOG/autocfg.log perl ...
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment : Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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Configuring route from source to destination

not an expert in Solaris networking so would like to ask your opinions Say i want to configure packet routing from source 10.126.120.130 (A) to destination 10.214.140.9 (B). I configured it this way ...
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Any file copy to /my/ftp from user(khan) should have 664 permission in solaris

I have one ftp directory /my/ftp and owner is raza. user khan is copying files to above directory. I want any file copied by user khan should have 664 permission. I tried by setting umask 002 in ...
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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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Solaris libglib2.0-dev

i want install mc-4.8.12 (Midnight Commander), but i get this error: enter code here error: glib-2.0 not found or version too old (must be >= 2.12) When i search for a solution in google i see ...
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Bind Solaris 10 swap file

I have created an Oracle swap file to enhance my swap space. I have to do this for a Oracle Client installation. After creating swap file i Run the swap command to specify the additional swap space ...
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Oracle Client 11g for Solaris

OS: solaris 11_2-text-x86 I want to install an Oracle Client but can only see the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client (SPARC) but my Solaris OS isn´t sparc. When i still install the sparc version ...
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IOSTAT R/W vs SYSSTAT Ops

I have a NetApp filer connected to my systems via NFS exports. I'm using NetApp's SYSSTAT to get the NFS utilization (sysstat -x). I'm also using iostat (iostat -xn) to get NFS r/s and w/s. How do ...
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What is a ZFS legacy mount point?

I am trying to understand the way ZFS works when I do for example, a snapshot. When I use zfs list on machine I get some mount points and some paths. For example I get something like that: ...
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Solaris 11.1 x86 installing Weblogic 12.11

Ive been looking everywhere for a way to install Weblogic on Solaris. According to Oracle's documentation, all you need to install Weblogic Graphical Mode is Login on Unix Go to the directory that ...
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How to view mounted CD drive in Solaris 10

Say I have a Solaris 10 Virtual machine VM mounted on vmware platform and I only have telnet terminal to connect to it. How do I see if this VM has a CD already mounted? thanks
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Solve Solaris 10 x86 boot problems

New installation of Solaris 10 u11 for x86 on mirrored ZFS boot disks. Failsafe option boots successfully and can mount rpool on /a. Installed OS option fails to boot; loads kernel but does not get ...
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Is it possible to install solaris 11 with zfs root file system in virtual box guest?

I want to test zfs file sharing capabilities using a virtual machine. Is this possible because I don't seem to get a prompt during installation to select a zfs file system.
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Delay before the file transfer on Linux or Solaris

I would like to put delay before file transfer on Linux or Solaris. As far as i know scp commands has no delay option. scp file_name root@dest_ip:/dest_path So, how can i put delay (it can change ...
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Using fdisk -r to read disk in Solaris

Upon reading the fdisk's man page on Solaris, I came across the -r flag: -r Read from disk and write to stdout. See -o and -s, which specify the starting point and size of operation. Using ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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How can I activate the Front Panel in CDE?

We installed a new Solaris work station at work and most of them come with the Front Panel, however the latest did not. How can I activate it?
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Mix of GRUB and GRUB2 (Linux and Solaris)

ALL, I have a DELL laptop on which I installed Linux and Open Solaris (in that order). Linux used GRUB2 and it was OK. Solaris still uses GRUB1 and it looks like it did overwrite the GRUB2 ...
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Set the partition type with parted

I just acquired a new Dell laptop. I installed Linux on the 1st half of the HDD and on the second part I want to install Oracle Solaris. According to this I need to set the partition type of the ...
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Solaris - Inheriting by files the user's ownership of directory

I have a directory with ownersip like user:group. I want to make on it something like suid on group, but for user - all of new created files have a directory ownership. For example: drwxrwx--- 2 user ...
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SunOS 5.10 - ignore certain files in ls

I don't know why but I can't execute ls with ignore flag: -bash-3.2$ ls -I '*.log' ls: illegal option -- I Do you know what else can I try?
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Solaris: a simple script does not work, single command does

In my Solaris Illumos, I run a simple script: update_drv -a -i '[myhardware]' [driver] svcadm disable stmf svccfg import /mypath/myconfig svcadm enable stmf It does not work and gives me no ...
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How to upgrade python version 2.5.5 to 2.6.8 in Solaris 11

I am using SunOS 5.11 Solaris. Currently I have python version 2.5.5. I would like to upgrade it to 2.6.8. Can someone please help me on the steps to follow for this upgrade? Please note, I need the ...
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Mount a zfs detached mirror NOT rpool, just a disk

I have detached a disk from a non-root zfs pool. I would like to mount this disk and grab some data off. Is it possible to mount this disk temporarily? OS: Solaris 10 u9 How would I go about ...
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Solaris11 back to console boot

I installed Solaris 11 X86. I installed solaris-desktop. Then Solaris boots to GUI mode. How can I make the Solaris boots to console mode? (And then optionally starts X by hand?)
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Connect to guest solaris 11 from host windows 7 using virtual box

I have installed virtual box in windows 7 and Installed solaris 11 as virtual machine. I have changed network settings to host-only adapter but I cant do ping from my host computer to virtual machine ...
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Setting up a working internet connection in solaris 11

the title of this post states most of my problem. I am trying to connect to the internet for like 3-4 hours. But for being a total newbie at unix environment I failed pretty badly. How can I configure ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11

The NTFS Windows HD partitions are not appearing in solaris file system, which was not the case when I used Ubuntu. Every single file on my HD was exposed to me when I was in Ubuntu. I have already ...
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Virtual machine internal network - same host

If I have 2 VMs (web server + db server) on same physical host, how can they communicate? Being on the same host what speed can expect? Its CentOS KVM. What is the situation with SmartOS Zones where ...
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the same tr translate failed on some of machine

I use the following code and failed. $ echo $TERM xtermc $ v=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin ; echo $v | tr ':' '\n' /binn/usr/binn/usr/local/bin It seems skip my '/'. I don't know how to solve this. ...
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What is the maximum memory (RAM) limit for Solaris 11?

I have been trying to find out the maximum memory limit for Solaris 11 for a report that I am doing but with no luck. Can anyone please help?
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Are files in /tmp cleaned up by the operating system?

I have a script that generates log files that I place under /tmp I run it on Linux RedHat, Ubuntu, Solaris and AIX. I'm wondering I have to clean the logs periodically by myself (e.g. after 14 days) ...