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What's the command in AIX to find the first time a given hard disk was installed?

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I have no AIX running nearby, but have you tried lscfg -vl <devicename> perhaps with an additional -p to get the platform specific informations too ?

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I found the command to view a hard disk install time:

ls -l /dev/hdisk
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I don't have a /dev/hdisk, but most if not all /dev entries have creation times of whenever udev created them, which is generally at boot time. Your notion of "hard disk installed time" doesn't make much sense; the closest you might be able to get is "first mount time" – Michael Mrozek Sep 6 '12 at 20:33

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