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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to identify the filesystem type in Solaris

Give the following commands:

1.  Type devnm mount-point and press Return. The raw device name is displayed.
2.  Become superuser.
3.  Type fstyp /dev /rdsk /cntndnsn and press Return. The type of the file system is displayed:

$ devnm /usr
/dev/vx/dsk/usrdg/usr /usr

$ fstyp /dev/vx/dsk/usrdg/usr
fstyp: cannot stat or open

Become root

$ pbrun ksh
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.8       Generic Patch   February 2004
# fstyp /dev/vx/dsk/app76dg/app76


Anonymous said...

In case if we do not have root access we can use following command to check the filesystem type of mounted file system on solaris.

df -n | grep

-Mohan Chinthala

Anonymous said...

"df -n | grep" is incomplete.

df -n

without grep is sufficient to identify the filesystem type.