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SnapDrive for UNIX displays an error message after SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is upgraded from version 10 to 11


SnapDrive for UNIX displays an error after you upgrade the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) from version 10 to 11. You must create a base device name and mount the file system.

When you perform storage operations, SnapDrive for UNIX reports the following error: 0001-791 Admin error: Device /dev/sdc does not have a partition. A single partition is required to support a persistent mount for file system /mnt/testfs. Retry command with '-nopersist' option


  1. Use the options -fs and -nopersist to record the base device name, as shown in the following example:

    IBMX336-250-111:/etc/udev/rules.d # snapdrive storage connect -fs /mnt/testfs -lun f3020-207-11:/vol/san1/lun200_0 -nolvm -nopersist`

    A file system is not created as expected, but the base device name is recorded (in this case, /dev/sdc).

  2. Create the mkdir --p /mnt/testfs directory in the base device name.

  3. Run blkid.

  4. Specify the following:

    UUID=239ae9a1-75fd-4faf-b9f4-a0b80bf7b62c /mnt/testfs ext3

  5. Mount the file system:

    #mount /mnt/testfs`

  6. Display the storage options:

    #snapdrive storage show -fs /mnt/testfs3