SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: Use cases for importing disk groups using the vxdg utility on UNIX/Linux
The vxdg utility performs administrative operations on Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) disk groups. There are two types of disk groups, private and shared. For information about the differences between private and shared disk groups, see:
The vxdg import operation makes the specified disk group available on the local system. Any data stored on the disk group is accessible, including all configuration information such as disk and volume configurations. The vxdg deport operation disables access to the specified disk group. A disk group cannot be deported if any volumes in the disk group are currently open.
The following links provide information on using the vxdg utility for importing and deporting disk groups, clearing import locks, creating shared disk groups, and displaying free space in disk groups:
- Importing a disk group
- Importing a disk group containing cloned disks
- Disabling a disk group
- Converting a disk group from shared to private
- Corruption of disk group configuration
- Handling errors when importing disks
- Creating a shared disk group
- Importing disk groups as shared
- Handling cloned disks in a shared disk group
- Displaying free space in a disk group
vxdg (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:
vxdg (1M) manual pages for other releases can be found on the SORT website.
For more information on using the vxdg utility, see:
For more use cases for administering VxVM disk groups using the vxdg utility, see the following Symantec Connect article.