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Created: 02 Oct 2013 • Updated: 29 Oct 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi All,

I have an issue trying to make structure backup configuration with vxconfigbackupd.

See Below

#vxconfigbackupd -l  /tmp/bk
VxVM vxconfigbackupd ERROR V-5-2-6007 Usage: vxconfigbackupd [ -l ]
SO Linux Redhat 6.4
Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0

On Solaris it was working fine.

I appreciate any help

Thanks in Advance


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mikebounds's picture

According to manual, valid syntax ( is:

vxconfigbackupd [-l]

where as for vxconfigbackup (WITHOUT d at the end) the valid syntax is:

/etc/vx/bin/vxconfigbackup [-f] [-l directory] [[dgname ...] | [dgid ...]]

The man page for vxconfigbackupd, also says

The default backup directory is /etc/vx/cbr/bk. The location of the backup directory can be configured by using the vxconfigbackup -l backup_directory_path command.

So you need to use either:

vxconfigbackupd -l


vxconfigbackup -l /tmp/bk

This is the same on Solaris too.


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Gaurav Sangamnerkar's picture

Refer this article

If you run

# vxconfigbackupd -l              you can not specify any path manually


Logs backup daemon activies to the file /etc/vx/cbr/bkdaemonLog.


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alejandro-g's picture


It is working now, thanks Mike.