How to convert a VERITAS Volume Replicator (tm) for Windows 2000 primary host to a secondary after a takeover operation

Article:TECH19263  |  Created: 2002-01-29  |  Updated: 2004-01-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH19263
Article Type
Technical Solution

Environment

Issue



How to convert a VERITAS Volume Replicator (tm) for Windows 2000 primary host to a secondary after a takeover operation

Solution



After initiating a takeover* operation with VERITAS Volume Replicator 3.x for Windows 2000, the former primary (when brought up) will appear as a primary in a separate replicated data set (RDS). This will result in two RDSs with the same name. The former primary has to be converted into a secondary and associated with the new primary. There are two methods to accomplish this:

Method 1. From the VERITAS Enterprise Administrator, delete the old primary's replicated volume group (RVG). Add it as a secondary to the new primary in Enterprise Administrator..

Method 2. From the command line (CLI) run the command vxrds makesec

Syntax
vxrds [-g <diskgroup>] makesec <local_rvg> <oldsec_hostname>

Example
vxrds -g vvrdg makesec rvg host

This command can be used to convert the specified primary RVG to a secondary and associate it with the RDS to which the new primary belongs. The oldsec_hostname parameter specifies the name of the host which is now the new primary. The local_rvg parameter specifies the name of the RVG being converted. This command should only be run after performing the takeover operation.

* Note: A takeover operation promotes a secondary to primary, and is only available after the primary has been lost. After a takeover operation, all secondaries to the former primary have to be manually added to the new primary.


Legacy ID



246022


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH19263


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