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Mapping "mountvol" ID to specific volume

Created: 22 Oct 2013 • Updated: 23 Oct 2013 | 2 comments
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If I run "mountvol", it will show me the volumes that I can map to a drive letter or to a path.  But it only gives me a windows drive ID.

How do I map this ID to a specific running volume?  I can't give the storage foundation path to the volume, it just whines when I try.  But I need to programmatically mount the correct volume. 


(mountvol output:)

Possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points are:



        *** NO MOUNT POINTS ***

        *** NO MOUNT POINTS ***

Operating Systems:

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mikebounds's picture

You should use "vxassist assign" rathert than mountvol and then you specify diskgroup and volume:

vxassist -g dg_name assign vol_name DriveLetter={A|B .. Z}

If you want to map GUID to volume name, then use "vxprint -l" and this gives you the volu


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Darren Dunham's picture

Righto!  My Windows-fu is limited.  Thank you for that!

I had been looking for the mapping in vxprint, but the volumes themselves don't have anything like a GUID.  There is one on the plex, but I'm not going to mount that.