Solaris Jumpstart – howto guide
Setup and configuration of jumpstart server & clients .
Jumpstart offers a way to install Solaris using network over multiple server with similar of different configurations.
Here is a step by Step howto guide to install Solaris over network. Continue reading “Solaris Jumpstart – Howto guide”
Setting up cron jobs in Unix, Solaris & Linux
cron is a Unix, solaris, Linux utility that allows tasks to be automatically run in the background at regular intervals by the cron daemon. Continue reading “Crontab – Quick Reference”
Learn about the default text editor, vi, pronounced as ”vee eye”, in Unix, Linux and other Unix like systems. A short, concise vi quick reference lets you get started with vi today. Explains vi editor mode & vi commands with examples for editing in vi. Click to download and print vi editor Cheat Sheet in PDF format.
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- Running Sol
aris in 32 or 64 bit mode – Page 1
- Removing ^M from Unix text files – Page 2
- Backup commands – ufsdump , tar , cpio – Page 3
- Setting up Ethernet card speed & duplex mode – Page 4
- One Line scripts – Page 4
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Booting problems poses serious challenge to the system administrators as system is down and no one can use it . This article tries to cover some of the general booting problems and their possible solutions to enable understand the problem cause and bring the system up very quickly.
Following are some of the booting issues ,error messages their meaning and possible solutions discussed in this article. Continue reading “Booting Problems & Solutions in Solaris”
Understanding the booting process is important in the sense that you can get a clear idea when a system faces a booting problem if you are familiar with the booting sequence and steps involved. You can thereby isolate a booting phase and quickly resolve the issues. Continue reading “Booting Process in Solaris”
DNS Server Setup & Configuration in Unix
Domain name services resolves names to the ip addresses of clients and vice verse. Domain name system provides a convenient way of finding computer systems in network based on its name and ip address . With increased internet usage and globalization of companies setting up of DNS servers has become a major responsibility of system administrators worldwide . Continue reading “Domain Name Service”
fsck, similar to chkdsk in windows, checks and repairs the file system in Unix & Linux operating systems. Learn about fsck modes, phases & fsck errors messages
fsck, File System Consistency checK, is a system utility in Unix, Linux and other Unix like systems for checking and repairing file system inconsistencies.
File system can become inconsistent due to several reasons and the most common is abnormal shutdown due to hardware failure, power failure or switching off the system without proper shutdown. Due to these reasons the superblock in a file system is not updated and has mismatched information relating to system data blocks, free blocks and inodes.
fsck in Linux
fsck in this document is refered with reference to ufs file system but it can be used in Linux systems as
fsck -t ext2 /dev/sda3
it returns with any of the followig code
0 – No errors
1 – File system errors corrected
2 – System should be rebooted
4 – File system errors left uncorrected
8 – Operational error
16 – Usage or syntax error
32 – Fsck canceled by user request
128 – Shared library error
fsck checks the file systems defined in /etc/fstab in Linux and /etc/vfstab in Unix systems
Continue reading “fsck Command – Check & Repair Linux & Unix File Systems”
vxassist utility in veritas volume manager is used to create volumes, add mirrors and logs to existing volumes, extend and shrink existing volumes, provides for the migration of data from a specified set of disks, and provides facilities for the on-line back up of existing volumes.
The default behavior of vxassist is to create volumes in the rootdg diskgroup if diskgroup is not specified . The default length is taken as number of blocks but this can be specified in Kilobytes or Megabytes or Gigabytes. Continue reading “Veritas Volume Manager – vxassist”