Thanks for all the replies. When we added the two disks we changed the disk
numbering of two drives (sd4->sd6, sd5->sd7) which are neither striped nor
concatenated under DiskSuite ... but which hold three replicas on it!
This way metainit couldn't find all replicas and ejects this error message.
After deleting these replicas and creating new ones on the changed drive sd6
all goes fine. Special thanks to the guy who send me this SunSolve solution.
(I am sorry but I have delete his emailadress ..)
See the question attached.
> When adding two 2GB Disk drives to our server we have a problem with
> Online Disksuite 1.0:
> We have added one HD (2GB, IBM) as 5th HD to the internal FAST SCSI controller
> of our SPARCstation 10-30, which acts as our server. We can mount the
> drive and write/read to/from it, but when we tried to build a stripe with a
> second (identical) drive connected to a second FAST SCSI Controller from
> PTI we get all the times an error messages like:
> > server# metainit -n /dev/md2a
> > metainit: /etc/md.conf, line 4: can't confirm device /dev/sd4g is valid
> > metainit: /dev/md2a not set up
> Our /etc/md.conf looks like:
> /dev/md0a 2 2 /dev/sd3h /dev/sd11h \
> 2 /dev/sd2h /dev/sd10h
> /dev/md1a 1 2 /dev/sd1h /dev/sd9h
> /dev/md2a 1 2 /dev/sd4g /dev/sd12g
> The internal SCSI controller has following configuration:
> /dev/sd0 at ID 3
> /dev/sd1 at ID 1
> /dev/sd2 at ID 2
> /dev/sd3 at ID 0
> /dev/sd4 at ID 5 <=== This is the new drive, we also tried SCSI ID 4
> Is this a bug of a 5th HD on the build in F-SCSI controller (but we can mount,
> read and write to it as a standalone drive !) or is it a bug of the Online
> Disksuite SW ? How to solve the problem ? Is there a patch for Online DS ?
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