Converting a volume group

Article:HOWTO59783  |  Created: 2011-10-13  |  Updated: 2011-10-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59783
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Converting a volume group

To do the actual conversion of LVM volume groups to VxVM disk groups, choose option 2 of the vxvmconvert utility.

vxvmconvert will prompt for a name for the VxVM disk group that will be created to replace the LVM volume group you are converting. This is the only object naming that is done through vxvmconvert. Additional details are available on modifying VxVM volume names.

See Tailoring your VxVM configuration.

As described earlier, the volume groups selected for conversion are analyzed to ensure that conversion is possible.

See Analyzing an LVM volume group to see if conversion is possible.

After a successful analysis phase, vxvmconvert prompts you to commit to the change or abort the conversion. When you select to commit to conversion, the new VxVM metadata is written. Before the conversion is committed, the vxvmconvert operation displays the estimated required time as:

VxVM INFO V-5-2-4906
The expected time for convert is: 0 hrs 0 mins 7 secs.

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The time required for conversion is an estimate and is not a calculated time. The actual conversion time may differ depending on factors like number of CPUs, Memory, I/O throughput, etc.

More information is available on the details of the conversion process.

See Examples.

See Conversion process summary

See Converting LVM volume groups to VxVM disk groups


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