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     metaoffline,  metaonline  -  place  submirrors  offline  and

     /usr/sbin/metaoffline -h

     /usr/sbin/metaoffline [-s setname] [-f] mirror submirror

     /usr/sbin/metaonline -h

     /usr/sbin/metaonline [-s setname] mirror submirror

     The  metaoffline command prevents  Solaris   Volume  Manager
     from  reading  and  writing  to  the submirror that has been
     taken offline. While the submirror is offline, all writes to
     the  mirror  will  be  kept track of (by region) and will be
     written when the submirror is brought back online. The meta-
     offline  command can also be used to perform online backups:
     one submirror is taken offline and backed up while the  mir-
     ror  remains accessible. (However, if this is a two-way mir-
     ror, data redundancy is lost while  one  submirror  is  off-
     line.)  The  metaoffline command differs from the metadetach
     command because it does not sever  the  logical  association
     between the submirror and the mirror. To completely remove a
     submirror from a mirror, use the metadetach command.

     A submirror that has been taken  offline  will  only  remain
     offline until the  metaonline command is invoked or the sys-
     tem is rebooted.

     When the metaonline command is used, reading from and  writ-
     ing  to  the  submirror  resumes.  A resync is automatically
     invoked to resync the regions written  while  the  submirror
     was  offline.  Writes  are  directed to the submirror during
     resync. Reads, however, will come from a  different  submir-
     ror.  Once  the resync operation completes, reads and writes
     are performed on that submirror. The metaonline  command  is
     only  effective  on  a  submirror  of a mirror that has been
     taken offline.

     The metaoffline and metaonline commands can not be  used  on
     RAID 1 volumes in application-based recovery (ABR) mode.

     A submirror that has been taken offline with the metaoffline
     command can only be mounted as read-only.

     Root privileges  are  required  for  all  of  the  following
     options except -h.

     -f              Forces offlining  of  submirrors  that  have
                     slices requiring maintenance.

     -h              Displays usage message.

     -s setname      Specifies the name of the diskset  on  which
                     metaoffline and metaonline will work.  Using
                     the -s option will cause the command to per-
                     form  its administrative function within the
                     specified diskset.  Without this option, the
                     command  will  perform its function on local

     mirror          Specifies the metadevice name of the  mirror
                     from  which  the  submirror  will  be either
                     taken offline or put online.

     submirror       Specifies the metadevice name of the submir-
                     ror  to  be  either  taken  offline  or  put

     Example 1: Taking a Submirror Offline

     This example takes one submirror, d9,  offline  from  mirror

     # metaoffline d10 d9

     The following exit values are returned:

     0        Successful completion.

     >0       An error occurred.

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

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWmdu                     |

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

     Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

     The metaonline and metaoffline commands are  not  applicable
     to mirrors in application-based recovery (ABR) mode.

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