Category: VxVM Fundamentals

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VxVM Information Center

VxVM Beginners Learning Read – VxVM Beginner’s Lesson Read – VxVM Learning with Commands and Examples Read – What is new in VxSF 6.0 Read – Important Definitions of VxVM Read – VxVM Volume States and Plex States Read – Veritas Plex state Transition VxVM How-to...

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VXVM 6.1 – How to use Vxassist to create snapshot mirrors?

Creates a new volume by taking one or more attached temporary mirrors (with state SNAPDONE) to use as its plexes.  The nmirror= number attribute can be used to specify the number of mirrors in a snapshot volume. At least number SNAPDONE plexes must be available in...

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Solaris Tips : Check current active boot device, when used in volume manager (SDS / SVM / VxVM)

During regular maintenance It is often a requirement  to us to determine which  disk we actually boot from when the root volume is under volume manager control.   Solaris on SPARC   Sparc with SVM  # prtconf -pv|grep bootpath: bootpath: ‘/sbus@3,0/SUNW,fas@3,8800000/sd@1,0:a’ Sparc with VxVM Root Volume...

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Unix Admin Reference – Veritas Volume Manager Volume States and Plex States

    While Troubleshooting Veritas Volume Manager, Understanding volume and plex states is key part to investigate about the current issue related to the Veritas Volumes. In this post, I made little effort to write all the possible Volume and Plex states so that it can...

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VxVM Beginners – Commands and Examples – Part 2

This is a continuation post for our previous post Beginner’s Lesson – VERITAS Volume Manager for Solaris Learning VxVM administration will be much easier by understanding below three things> 1. How Veritas Volume Manager treats Operating System Native Disks into Veritas Volumes 2. What are the...

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Beginner’s Lesson – VERITAS Volume Manager for Solaris

  Veritas Volume Manager is a storage management application by Symantec ,  which allows you to manage physical disks as logical devices called volumes. VxVM uses two types of objects to perform the storage management 1. Physical objects – are direct mappings to physical disks 2 . Virtual...

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