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vgimport doesn't create the logical volume device files

 
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Jim Mulshine
Frequent Advisor

vgimport doesn't create the logical volume device files

I have a HP-UX 11.11 SG cluster and have just added some extra disks in new pvgs and created some new lvols in vg01. I made a new mapfile and try to vgimport on the other server. The vgimport looks like it succeeds but I'm not getting any logical volume device files.

Server A
# vgexport -m vg01.map -s -p -v /dev/vg01
# rcp ... (from A to B)

Server B
# mkdir /dev/vg01
# mknod /dev/vg01/group c 64 0x010000
# vgimport -m vg01.map -s -v -p /dev/vg01
Beginning the import process on Volume Group "/dev/vg01".
Logical volume "/dev/vg01/lvol21" has been successfully created
with lv number 1.
Logical volume "/dev/vg01/lvol3xxx" has been successfully created
with lv number 6.
Logical volume "/dev/vg01/lvol1xxx" has been successfully created
with lv number 4.
Logical volume "/dev/vg01/lvol2xxx" has been successfully created
with lv number 5.
Logical volume "/dev/vg01/lvol11" has been successfully created
with lv number 7.
Logical volume "/dev/vg01/lvol31" has been successfully created
with lv number 8.
Volume group "/dev/vg01" has been successfully created.
#
# ll /dev/vg01/*
crw-r--r-- 1 root sys 64 0x010000 Sep 20 21:54 /dev/vg01/group
#

Lvmtab doesn't show vg01 after the vgimport.

Has anyboby experienced this situation before?
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Kenan Erdey
Honored Contributor
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Re: vgimport doesn't create the logical volume device files

Hi,

just remove -p option in vgimport. it just previews and doesn't update lvmtab.

Kenan.
Computers have lots of memory but no imagination
Jim Mulshine
Frequent Advisor

Re: vgimport doesn't create the logical volume device files

Thanks Kenan. I think I should get some sleep.
Jim Mulshine
Frequent Advisor

Re: vgimport doesn't create the logical volume device files

Closed, and thanks again to Kenan