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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How to get total disk space available in Solaris 10

How do I get the total disk space available in Solaris 10? I used iostat -En, but it is not showing the correct data. df -h contains duplicate information. Is there any generic way to find the ...
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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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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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What is the default path for sudo command?

What is the default path of sudo command? I checked in some Linux flavours and some solaris flavours, it is: /usr/bin/sudo If a Solaris machine is not bundled with sudo, where will it get installed ...
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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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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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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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Copy-on-write folder? (Am not an admin)

On Solaris, is there a way to make a "master folder" from which I can fork off any number of light weight copy-on-write clones? In my home folder I have a number of sub folders that contain nearly ...
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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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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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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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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 - 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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tar - exclude does not work

I've supposed to archive a directory with tar and exclude some files. I have a directory $HOME/java which includes some .java and .class files. What I want to do is exclude all .class files using the ...
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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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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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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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milliseconds from solaris command line

This gnu date command lets me get milliseconds this way: date +%M:%S.%N; but this command doesn't work on solaris... any ideas?
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How to install Java 7 on Solaris 9?

Oracle states the following regarding Java 7: This version of the JDK is supported on the Oracle Solaris 10 Update 9 or later OS, Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS, and Oracle Solaris 11 OS ...
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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...
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Top causes of slow ssh logins

I'd love for one of you smart and helpful folks to post a list of common causes of delays during an ssh login. Specifically, there are 2 spots where I see a range from instantaneous to multi-second ...
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How to install and uninstall Java 7 in Solaris 11 x86?

How to uninstall java jdk6 and jre6 from Solaris 11 x86 OS? and install java7? How to set the path and class path?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is Solaris big endian

... when Unix is little endian? From Wikipedia, Solaris is based on Unix in some sense: In 1987, AT&T and Sun announced that they were collaborating on a project to merge the most popular ...
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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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Encrypt on Solaris, decrypt on Linux

I have encrypted a file on a Solaris server using the encrypt command, with a keyfile generated via pktool (choosing AES-128 as the algorithm). I do not have access to any other encryption utilities ...
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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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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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how to get git on solaris webspace?

I'm renting webspace with SSH access and I want to host a GIT repository on it. The problem is that GIT is not installed on the server, which is running Solaris and therefor it is difficult for me to ...
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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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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...
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Authenticating Solaris box against Open Directory

I've spent a few days looking for guides to this. The sites I've found was last touched upon in 2004 and gave no answers. I have an Open Directory server running on a Mac OSX 10.8 box. I want to ...
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command at boot, before another script

This should be an easy question, but as a solaris novice, I'm stuck. I have to launch a change MAC address command at boot (i.e. ifconfig bge0 ether). If I do this at terminal, everything goes smooth. ...