SUMMARY: backup on Veritas volume manager

From: Star Fire (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 18:05:37 CDT

  Bertrand Hutin
 Re: backup on Veritas volume manager
 12:30 PM PDT
Many thanks to Nathan Dietsch, Buddy Lumpkin, Neill, Mark
it is not required to backup swapvol.

-----------Original Messages-------------------------
>Dear Sun Managers,
>I've installed Vertias Volume Manager 3.0.3 in my 18G
>hard disk. I've encapsulated the disk and the file
>system are created as followed:
>[1] /dev/vx/dsk/rootvol
>[2] /dev/vx/dsk/var
>[3] /dev/vx/dsk/usr
>I had created a backup scripts to backup all the above
>file system.
>My questions is:
>In /etc/vfstab, there is a file system /dev/vx/dsk/swapvol.
>However, when I do a df -k, I cannot see this file system.
>Is it necessary to do a ufsdump on this file system also??
>if there is a crash, how can I restore the backup for
>all the file system?

swapvol is the swap zone, you don't need to back it up.

>My steps of restoring is as follows and welcome all the comments.
>[1] boot cdrom -sw
>[2] mount /dev/vx/dsk/rootvol /a
>[3] cd /a
>[4] ufsrestore xvf /dev/rmt/0n
>will do the same for /dev/vx/dsk/usr and /dev/vx/dsk/var. Then
>how about /dev/vx/dsk/swapvol??

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