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     metaimport - imports disk sets into existing Solaris  Volume
     Manager configurations

     metaimport -s setname [-n] [-v] [-f] [disks...]

     metaimport -r [disks...]

     metaimport -V

     metaimport -?

     The metaimport command allows the importing  of  disk  sets,
     including  replicated  disk  sets,  into an existing Solaris
     Volume Manager configuration. Replicated disk sets are  disk
     sets created using remote replication software.

     The default Solaris Volume Manager configuration specifies a
     maximum  number  of  disk  sets  that can be configured. The
     metaimport command fails if importing  the  disk  set  would
     result  in  exceeding  the number of disk sets configured on
     the system. To increase the number of disk sets allowed on a
     system, see the Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide.

     Use metaset(1M) or metastat(1M) to view the configuration of
     the imported set.

     You must run metaimport as root.

     metaimport requires a functional Solaris Volume Manager con-
     figuration before it runs.

     The following options are supported:

     -f                      Force the import, even if  a  quorum
                             of  replicas  from the imported disk
                             set is not  available.  This  option
                             could  result  in corrupt configura-
                             tions and should only be  used  when
                             metaimport  fails with the "Insuffi-
                             cient  quorum   detected;   exiting"
                             error. If only a partial disk set is
                             available,  this  option  might   be
                             necessary  to  successfully  import.
                             Some or all data could be  corrupted
                             or unavailable when importing a par-
                             tial set or a set lacking a  replica

     -n                      Does not actually perform the opera-
                             tion, but shows the output or errors
                             that would have  resulted  from  the
                             operation, had it been run.

     -r                      Report on  the  non-configured  disk
                             sets found on the system. If no disk
                             device or LUN is specified,  metaim-
                             port  reports  on all non-configured
                             disk sets attached  to  the  system.
                             When  the name of one disk is speci-
                             fied, metaimport reports on the disk
                             set  (or virtual LUN) containing the
                             specified disk. If two or more disks
                             are specified, metaimport reports on
                             the set (or sets, if they belong  to
                             different  disk sets) containing the
                             specified  disks.  If  two  or  more
                             disks   are   specified,  metaimport
                             reports on the set (or sets, if they
                             belong  to different disk sets) con-
                             taining the specified disks.

     -s setname              Specify the disk  set  name  to  use
                             when  importing.  The  imported disk
                             set will be called setname,  without
                             regard  to  the name it may have had
                             on a different system.

     -v                      Verbose. Provides detailed  informa-
                             tion  about the metadb replica loca-
                             tion and status.

     -V                      Version information.

     -?                      Display a help message.

     Example 1: Importing a Disk Set

     The following example creates a disk  set  called  blue  and
     identifies  c1t5d0  as  a  disk  containing a state database
     replica from the disk set being imported.

     # metaimport -s blue c1t5d0

     Example 2: Reporting Disk Sets to Import

     The following example scans all disks and LUNs  attached  to
     the  system  and  configured as part of the system. It scans
     for disks that could be part of a disk set to  be  imported.
     Components  that  are  already  part  of  the Solaris Volume
     Manager configuration are ignored.

     This use of  metaimport  provides  suggested  forms  of  the
     metaimport  command  to use to actually import the disk sets
     that have been found. You can specify  a  component  on  the
     command  line  to  reduce the scope of the scan and generate
     results more quickly.

      # metaimport -r

     0               Successful completion.

     >0              An error occurred.

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWmdu                     |
    | Interface Stability         | Stable                      |

     mdmonitord(1M), metaclear(1M),  metadb(1M),  metadetach(1M),
     metahs(1M),  metainit(1M),  metaoffline(1M), metaonline(1M),
     metaparam(1M),       metarecover(1M),       metareplace(1M),
     metaroot(1M),   metaset(1M),   metasync(1M),  metattach(1M),
     md.tab(4), md.cf(4), mddb.cf(4), attributes(5)

     Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.