Credit for solution goes to local Sun support:
After we have copied the "/" partition from another machine,
the sparc6000 have started to see rootdg of that machine. So,
the solution was :
1. remove volume manager packages from the system
3. install volume manager packages again
4. run vxinstall - encapsulate system disk only
and leave alone all others.
After that steps , we have right rootdg with right disks and volume
manager sees all our old disk groups defined early. All procedure takes
Thanks to: "Coffindaffer, Virginia" <Virginia.Coffindaffer@wang.com>
for suggestion to have cold backup too - it is good idea.
> > Hi Gurus,
> > Please suggest to the following problem:
> > Hardware: Two sparc6000 dual connected to same raids with HA.
> > OS: 2.5.1 + Veritas VM 2.3
> > We *had* sparc6000 with many attached raids. The system disk *was*
> > part of rootdg + mirrored. One morrning we have found that sparc
> > was down due failure of BOTH system disks (primary and its mirror).
> > So, after detailed investigation we have discovered that:
> > 1. "/" partition is unreadable/unmountable/unfixable....
> > 2. /opt,/var,/usr.swap are ok.
> > We have copied the "/" partition ONLY from another system with the
> > same
> > configuration
> > to the new "/" and vxunrooted the "/".
> > Now everything is working fine but:
> > 1. I see in vxva rootdg of another computer (there are 2 similar
> > computers connected to same raids)
> > 2. All other previous volumes seems to be ok and working
> > So, the question is:
> > How can I *clear* vxvm configuration and add my real boot disk into
> > rootdg AND
> > returning the rootdg of second computer to its owner ?
> > Thank you in advnace.
> > Any help will be highly appreciated and summarized.
Mike Dubman -- Software Engineer --------------------------------------- Voice: 972-3-9348482 Fax: 972-3-9348489 mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.compugen.co.il/~mike
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