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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

VxVM to LVM

Shalom all,

Way before I came here, there was an initiative to set VxVM as a standard across all systems, Linux, Solaris, AIX, Windows and HP-UX.

It was only fully implemented on HP-UX.

I'm having a great time learning VxVM and its a pretty good tool set.

All HP-UX systems are using rootdg.

Now as part of a lease refresh there is an initiative to go back to a Core OS approach. LVM on Linux, AIX, Solaris, leave Windows out of the initiative.

Problem is the entire production HP-UX environment is VxVM.

Has anyone ever migrated a system from VxVM back to LVM.

Looking for stories, experience, and documentation.

Responses will be liberally rewarded.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
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VK2COT
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVM to LVM

Hello SEP,

I have not needed to do such migration
myself, but I know of three methods that
worked for my colleagues (I cannot remember
which OS and VxVM version were used):

a) If, originally, your HP-UX servers used
LVM and then migrated to VxVM, the process
to revert is easy:

# vxvmconvert

Option 3: Rollback from VxVM to LVM

b) If Storage Foundation for Unix/Linux
is installed, use this, for example:

# /etc/vx/bin/vxres_lvmroot -b -v -D c3t1d4

More details are here:

http://nixdoc.net/man-pages/HP-UX/man1/vxvmconvert.1m.html

c) Run Ignite backups and change the volume manager type during the recovery.

I hope this helps,

VK2COT
VK2COT - Dusan Baljevic
VK2COT
Honored Contributor

Re: VxVM to LVM

Uhh, wrong URL for option b). This one is
right:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH130888&key=15107&actp=LIST

VK2COT
VK2COT - Dusan Baljevic
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: VxVM to LVM

Shalom,

# vxvmconvert

Option 3: Rollback from VxVM to LVM

Rollback will only work on volume groups immediately after vxvm conversion and if snapshots are kept.

We are an entire lease refresh cycle three years into vxvm and wondering if there is a path back to lvm to net some savings.

Has anyone tried this with a simple Ignite restore? I'm betting that blows up big time.

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com