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SFHA Solutions 6.0.1 (Solaris): Troubleshooting the dgdisabled error flag

Created: 17 Jul 2013
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The dgdisabled error flag indicates that configuration changes on a disk group are disabled. This can occur due to any error that prevents further configuration changes on the disk group. For example, this can occur if no good disks are found during the disk group import operation, if no valid configuration copies are found on the disks in the disk group, or if writes to all configuration copies fail during an update to the disk group configuration.

The dgdisabled error flag displays when the Veritas Volume Manager configuration daemon, vxconfigd loses access to all enabled configuration copies for the disk group. Configuration copies let you back up and restore all configuration data for disk groups, and for objects such as volumes that are configured within the disk groups. Loss of access can occur if power is disrupted or a network cable is disconnected. To recover from loss of access, fix any disk connectivity issues, then deport and re-import the disk group. 

Beginning with the Storage Foundation and High Availability (SFHA) Solaris 6.0 release, a node can join the cluster even if there is a shared disk group that is in the DGDISABLED state. In earlier releases the node failed to join the cluster. 

For more information on troubleshooting the dgdisabled error flag, see:

Removing the error state for simple or nopriv disks in non-boot disk groups

vxdarestore(1m) 6.0.1 manual page:


For more information on using the vxdisk list command to display status and troubleshoot disk errors, see the following Symantec Connect article:

SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: Using the vxdisk list command to display status and to recover from errors on Veritas Volume Manager disks

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


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