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SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: Restoring disk group configuration information using vxconfigrestore

Created: 28 Mar 2013
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The Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) vxconfigrestore utility allows you to restore a disk group's configuration information if it is lost or has become corrupted. The restore process requires a disk group configuration backup file. The vxconfigbackupd daemon creates a backup file whenever a disk group configuration changes. You can also run the vxconfigbackup command to create a backup file at any point.

Restoration of a disk group configuration has two stages: precommit and commit. The precommit stage allows you to temporarily load the backed up configuration in read-only mode, and examine it using the vxprint utility. The changes are permanently written to disk only when you choose to commit them.

When you back up and restore a disk group configuration file, also note the following points:

  • None of the disks or VxVM objects in the disk group must be in use during the restore operation.
  • You must restore a disk group on the same physical disks as are defined in the configuration backup files.
  • As the configuration backup and restore utilities do not save or restore any data in the public region, if there is any File System or application data on the disks, it is left as is.

For information about how to back up and restore the disk group configuration files, see:

vxconfigrestore (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

vxconfigbackupd (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

vxconfigbackup (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

The vxconfigd daemon handles all configuration management tasks for VxVM objects, including maintaining disk group configuration details.

For more information on the vxconfigd daemon, refer to the following Symantec Connect article:

SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: About the vxconfigd daemon

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other platforms and releases can be found on the SORT website.