VxVM : Recovering an unstartable volume with a disabled plex in the RECOVER state

A Plex will be shown in RECOVER state if its contents are out-of-date with respect to the volume. This can happen if a disk containing one or more plex’s subdisks has been replaced or reattached. If a Plex is shown as being in this state, it can be recovered by using the “vxmend” and “vxvol” commands.

i)      First Force the Plex into OFFLINe state

#vxmend  -g mydg  –o force off plex01

ii)    Please the Plex into STALE state

#vxmend  -g mydg on plex01

iii)  If the Volume has any other  ACTIVE and CLEAN Plexes, then attach the trouble plex to the Volume

# vxplex  -g mydg  att plex-01 vol-01

If the Volem has no CLEAN plexes in the volume, then make the disabled one as CLEAN

# vxmend  -g mydg  fix CLEAN plex01

If the volume is already enabled it will start re-sync of plex immediately.

iv)    If the volume is not already ENABLE, just start it. Starting the volume perform any re-sync of the plexes in the background

# vxvol  -g mydg  –o bg start vol-01

v)      This is optional step: if you want to forcibly start a volume which has no redundant plexes, and you want to restore the volume from the backup after replacing the failed disk.

# vxvol  -g  mydg  –o bg –f start vol-01



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3 Responses

  1. Bijay Mangaraj says:

    Please keep updaing latest post related to veritas issues.

  2. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Bijay, sure we will keep posting with Veritas issues. Also you can find many of those under “Veritas Admin” section at the top right hand side of gurkulindia.com.

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