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Zahid.Haseeb | 07 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Today i will discuss an error which i faced with SFHA5.0 while deporting and importing the Disk Group.

i am using MS windows 2003(64bit) Data Centre Edition with SFHA 5.0. i faced this problem after upgrading latest firmware on SAN


when i tried to import the cluster Disk Group i was facing this error

(V-76-58645-585: Failed to reserve a majority of disks in cluster dynamic disk group)

Tried Resolution#1
i also used the vxclus.exe ENABLE -gDISKGROUP-1 -p as per this document ( but the cluster DiskGroup is not being import and getting the below message when i ran the command

V-77-57616-50002: WARNING: Make sure that a majority of the disk group disks are

phil samg | 22 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Major changes in the health care industry are almost certain as organizations drive toward greater electronic records management (EMR) efficiency and regulatory mandates loom on the horizon. Two counter-trends exist: a need to invest in infrastructure to meet the changes as well as the need to reduce long-term costs in the face of price pressure.

Symantec recently engaged Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst of Storageio, to examine the file serving requirements of healthcare organizations and the suitability of Storage Foundation Scalable File Server to meet those needs. In his findings, Schulz emphasized flexibility to meet unforeseen needs, performance to serve the large files that medical images create and “pay as you grow” affordability. To read the full report, go to Veritas Storage Foundation Scalable File Server (SFS)...

Kimberley | 09 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a product release notice provided from Symantec Tech Support.

Products: Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 Release Update 1 (RU1) for SLES 11 Linux
OS Version: SLES 11
General Availability Date: 6/5/2009
Product Description:
The Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release is based on 5.0 MP3 RP2 and includes support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11. All issues in RU1 are cumulative since the 5.0 release. However, Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2, Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle, and Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System RAC are not available in the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 RU1 release because Oracle and DB2 have not yet provided support for databases on SLES 11. Additionally, there is no support for Xen kernel on SLES11 in the RU1 release.

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 RU1 for...

Kimberley | 17 May 2009 | 3 comments

The Symantec Connect site consists of six communities, including Storage and Clustering. This blog provides an overview of some of the key information about navigating and participating in the Connect Storage and Clustering community and navigating through the Symantec Connect community site.

Discussion Forums

The Storage Management community forums are broken out by product. Here are some links to quickly get you to the right product forum area (you'll need to be logged in):

Eric Gao | 13 May 2009 | 0 comments

Here I put down some tips in the community, in case someone else suffers the same issue.

1. manually import agent/type
There is once a time, I have to install vxvm/vvr on a a server without X environment,  after done all the installation,   I found the problem I have to import few vcs types like RVG, RVGShared, RVGLogowner etc etc, that defined in file /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/  As I was using a citrix session and I am not allowed to install some X server software,  then that became a problem because I don't remember the syntax to so many commands,  normally I just import the file from hagui,  but not for this time.  Then what to do?   while later on, I got this tip from my friens,

/opt/VRTSvcs/bin/hacf -typetocmd /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/ -display

though the sumbcommand typetocmd is not showing up in man page or help page.   then all I...

Gaurav Sangamnerkar | 13 May 2009 | 0 comments

Many of times you need to know whether a product is End of Life (EOL)  Or End of Support (EOS)

Or you want to know when your current product is getting EOL or EOS

Use following link to determine the same:


Eric Gao | 13 May 2009 | 1 comment

There is once a time that I was tasked to downgrade vxvm from 5.0 to 4.1,  after the downgrade, all dgs are unable to import with some invalid configuration.  After gone through all the relevant document, I couldn't fnd any references. After open a case with symantec, I got the finial confirmation this is not supported and data backup & restore must follow the downgrade of binary vxvm software.

Having said that, my task was still there, without being supported, I still need to action this task and after several tests, it went through.  Pls note, this is NOT supported by symantec and you should NOT try this on production environment with proper backup in place.  Make a backup either from application level like file system level, or from lower level like disk level with such as EMC bcv etc etc.

Ok, let's walk through the procedure and you might provide a better sub steps, if so, pls contribute to this community to...

Kimberley | 01 May 2009 | 0 comments

In conjunction with Symantec Tech Support, we've started publishing a list of the monthly Tech Support 'Top Technotes' in the Storage Forums area. This is a compilation of the technotes that were most accessed by customers during the prior month. The list covers Storage Foundation Unix/Linux (including Volume Manager and File System), Storage Foundation Windows, and Storage Foundation Manager. Here's the Top Storage Technote April 2009 list. Visit the Technical Support site for full technotes, documentation and product downloads.

New Screencast Series
If you're looking for other ways to get updated product info, check out the available screencasts in the Connect Storage Videos section - these are hands-on product and feature demos created by Symantec's...

nicole_kim | 29 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Check out Going from ‘Fat’ to ‘Thin’ Isn’t an Automatic in the Virtual World Either, the latest blog on thin provisioning by DCIG lead analyst Jerome Wendt. He breaks down the various scenarios for when the benefits of thin provisioning are easily realized and when it is not so readily recognized, as there can be issues with deployment and utilization in certain circumstances. He discusses how Veritas Storage Foundation’s SmartMove feature can help larger enterprises maximize their thin provisioning investment.

Jerome Wendt is the President and Lead Analyst of DCIG Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Since founding the company in 2006, Mr. Wendt has published extensively in data storage publications and journals covering all facets of storage.

elizabetha nelson | 28 Apr 2009 | 0 comments


During snapshots, server jobs fail due to Storage is inaccessible to the Recovery Solution Server. The following event appears in the application event:

The data storage location 'F:\Altiris\DataStorage' is offline and not accessible now.
Local Event Code: 0x8008000f
System Event Code: 0x00000020: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
SbsName: , SbsKey: 0, 0

Data File Synchronization job for Synchronous Storage completes with errors.


Recovery Solution 6.2.2760 (SP2)
Synchronous Storage


It is a physical (timing) problem on the storage.

Definition of the disk latency in a SAN environment is a very difficult task, because there are many physical and logical nodes: operating system, physical disks, RAID, one or more HBAs, one or more fibers (HBA > SAN), ports on SAN, may be fiber-switch, and so on...