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How to migrate a existing Lun with a different Lun

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As part of a Storage Migration project, Storage team allocated a new Lun for Swap disk as a replacement for the existing swap lun.

I have partitioned the new lun with the same partition table as existing lun.

Whats the next step I should follow so that it will not affect application running in the system. ( Migrating from old swap lun to new swap lun )

I want to replace the existing swap lun disk with the new swap lun.
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Look for the old swap in the entries in /etc/vfstab and comment it out
(e.g.)
#/dev/dsk/c1d0s1 - - swap - no -

Next add a line in /etc/vfstab referring to the new slice you want to use

/dev/dsk/c5d0s1 - - swap - no -

Now remove the swap from active usage and add the new one

/usr/sbin/swap -d /dev/dsk/c1d0s1

/usr/sbin/swap -a /dev/dsk/c5d0s1

Check that everything went to plan:

swap -l

Make sure you refer the the correct devices or you could accidentally cause a lot of issues.
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swapoff -a ; swapon -a
will stop using any swap you are using and use whatever it has in fstab.
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by:Joseph Gan
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For Unix/Solaris OS, using /etc/vfstab to delete old swap lun, and add new swap lun. Then follow robacat's instruction.
For Linux OS, using /etc/fstab to delete old swap lun, and add new swap lun. Then follow gheist's instrauction.

You did not mentioned which OS you are using.
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