SUMMARY: Problems Installing Sybase on a Storage Array - HELP

From: Dave (
Date: Fri Jan 09 1998 - 10:06:42 CST

  The original problem is included at the end.
  Thanks to all that replied.
  The answer was a combination of screw ups (all mine).
  I DID use the GUI to set permissions on the Volumes that I had created.
  I WAS logged in as the Sybase user to install Sybase.
  BUT...I misspelled one of the volume names when I created it, and when I
used the sybsetup to create the Application Server, I spelled it correctly.
So, of course, it failed. Unfortunately, the Sybase failure message said
the permissions were wrong, not that the volume didn't exist, so off I went
on a tangent.
  In the process of changing the permissions on the /dev/vx/rdsk/rootdg
directory (which I didn't need to do, really), one of the "good" volume
names was deleted. So, at that point I was in real trouble. But the
installation of Sybase appeared to complete successfully. It was when it
tried to start the Sybase server that it said that the volume wasn't there.
  Needless to say (but I will anyway), I should have paid much closer
attention. I restarted from scratch. I deleted all of the volumes I had
created, then I created 4 new volumes (spelled correctly), set the
permissions on them to the Sybase user, and installed Sybase the second
time without any problems. When you do it correctly, the whole precess
takes around an hour.
  Thanks to those that responded.

> SSA - 100 with a SS1000e running 2.5.1 with all recommended patches for
> the OS and the array. We are using the Veritos Storage Array software
> with the latest unbundled patchs.
> The Sybase install wants to set up 4 partitions; 3 RAW and one
> Filesystem. I have created the 4 volumes in the Veritos sw as follows:
> Volume Name Size Type Mounted
> master 40m RAW no
> sysprocsdev 70m FS yes
> sybsystemdb 5m RAW no
> sybsecurity 10m RAW no
> Now, as I understand it, to access the RAW partitions I need to
> specify the /dev path to the drive. So, when the srvbuild wants to know
> to put the master volume, I use /dev/vx/rdsk/rootdg/master. When it wants
> to know where to put the sybsystemdb, I use
> /dev/vx/rdsk/rootdg/sybsystemdb.
> After I fill in the form and click on continue, it starts to give
> status messages as it is trying to do things, there are no prplems or
> warnings until it tries to actually start the Sybase server, then I get
> messages, and it chokes and dies. If I look at the sybase.log file, I
> see that one of the things that is wrong is the master partition doesn't
> exist.
> But according to the log, it was created successfully.
> Is there anyone out there that could give me some guidence RE: SSA
> and
> Sybase installation?

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