How to find if partition is soft partition or not in solaris 10?

  • Are you talking about slices? – schily Nov 29 '18 at 15:34

A hard partition will always have its device name as /dev/dsk/cXtYdZsN, where X, Y, Z and N are numbers.

If the device name is of the form /dev/md/dsk/*, then it's a Solaris Volume Manager metadevice - and that category includes soft partitions, mirrors, software RAID and other things. The output of metastat will tell you whether a metadevice is a soft partition or something else.

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