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vxvm and lvm coexistence

Created: 18 Sep 2013 • Updated: 02 Oct 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi,

I wish to find out if on a linux server could coexist simultaneously vxvm volumes and lvm volumes.

I think that there could run diffrent applications,and some of them use  vxvm volume and other use lvm volume.right?

tnx a lot,

marius

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g_lee's picture

moved to correct forum (Storage and Clustering -> Storage Foundation; not Inside Symantec -> General Symantec)

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mikebounds's picture

Yes - see extract from DMP release notes (http://www.symantec.com/business/support/resources/sites/BUSINESS/content/live/DOCUMENTATION/5000/DOC5906/en_US/dmp_notes_601_lin.pdf):

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) volumes and disk groups can co-exist with LVM
volumes and volume groups, but each device can only support one of the types.
If a disk has a VxVM label, then the disk is not available to LVM. Similarly, if a
disk is in use by LVM, then the disk is not available to VxVM.
 
Note DMP comes free with SF, but can also be bought stand-alone and this extract is from the DMP stand-alone product as this gives more details about LVM.  This guide also also says you can use DMP on system native devices and OS native logical volume manager (LVM)
 
Mike
 

UK Symantec Consultant in VCS, GCO, SF, VVR, VxAT on Solaris, AIX, HP-ux, Linux & Windows

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g_lee's picture

Marius,

Yet another question already covered in the documentation, if only you bothered to look ....

eg: VxVM 5.1SP1 (Linux) Dynamic Multipathing Administrator's Guide -> Chapter 1 Introducing Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing -> About Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing (p13)

http://sort-cdn.symantec.com/public/documents/sfha...

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Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) volumes and disk groups can co-exist with LVM volumes and volume groups, but each device can only support one of the types. If a disk has a VxVM label, then the disk is not available to LVM. Similarly, if a disk is in use by LVM, then the disk is not available to VxVM.
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also: HOWTO74776: About Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

[EDIT: ie: what Mike said, he just beat me to it]

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