Solved

can we create a new volume with a existing plex without losing data in veritas volume manager 3.2?

Posted on 2004-04-09
5
270 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Please some expert help me out in this.

Is it possible to create a new volume with an existing plex without losing data in there in veritas volume mamanger 3.2?

If so, please tell m ethe procedure.

Actually,  I had disassociated a plex from a volume,  and created a new volume with that plex. but it gives the status as uninitialized.
i am kind of scared to start the volume, becuase i am not sure if i will have the data as it is.

i can't attach the plex to the previous volume it used to be attached to, as i did some mistakes in growing size to that volume(ufs type).

Hope i won't lose the data. Otherwise i will be in bif trouble as i don't have backup:(

Thanks for any help.
0
Comment
Question by:bubble_guy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
fim32 earned 200 total points
ID: 10806360
if you start up that volume, the data should still be there...  initializing a volume is not the same as running newfs and creating a new filesystem on that volume.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:fim32
ID: 10806464
to be even more specific, here is the clip from the veritas manual that shows you how to initialize your volume without zeroing the data:

The following command can be used to enable a volume without initializing it:
     #vxvol init enable volume
This allows you to restore data on the volume from a backup before using the following command
to make the volume fully active:
     #vxvol init active volume
0
 

Author Comment

by:bubble_guy
ID: 10806797
Hi fim32,

Thanks for your response. I have actually figured it out over the weekend.  Here are what we have done:
1. re-associate everything back (subdisk back to plex and plex back to volume)
2. run: vxrecover -sE volname

We get the volume back as well as the data. But you are right in that initializing a volume will not lose data. Will you accept if I reduce the points to 200 and accept your answer, which is correct but late for us.

Thanks again for your input.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:fim32
ID: 10808092
that would be great!
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tech tip describes how to install the Solaris Operating System from a tape backup that was created using the Solaris flash archive utility. I have used this procedure on the Solaris 8 and 9 OS, and it shoudl also work well on the Solaris 10 rel…
My previous tech tip, Installing the Solaris OS From the Flash Archive On a Tape (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/OS/Unix/Solaris/Installing-the-Solaris-OS-From-the-Flash-Archive-on-a-Tape.html), discussed installing the Solaris Operating S…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question