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Old 03-03-2009
Power

Hi All,

Thanks for your replies. The system did not come back up after the savcore was run and the system rebooted. The /var/file system was corrupted which I then had to create a new file system for and replace the data from tape.

I would rather not have the dump device as /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 though for obvious reasons. To do a savecore I would need to specify something that isn't in swap as savecore will dump this as well. Can I specify a directory for the dump device? Something like /dump? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2009
There is nothing wrong with using one area for swap and dump and savecore only writes a crashdump. Your layout is even worse than I first thought. I assumed you used slice 1 for swap because that is the standard. If you lost /var, something else must be happening. If those tags are accurate:

slice 0 is root
slice 1 is var
slice 2 is backup
slice 3 is swap


The tags you show for slices 4 and 7 are not in /usr/include/sys/vtoc.h so I don't know about them. Smilie

Anyway you may be using slice 1 for /var which would explain why you lost it.
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