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Error vgimport

 
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Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Error vgimport

SAPL909:/tmp/hp/rfc19032010> vgimport -m ./vgBWaudit.map -s -v vgBWaudit
Beginning the import process on Volume Group "vgBWaudit".
Couldn't access the list of physical volumes for volume group "/dev/vgBWaudit".
SAPL909:/tmp/hp/rfc19032010>
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Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

Urgent System Producction
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: Error vgimport

Hi Eli:

Is the import being attempted on a different server than on which the export was done?

Are you sure that all your physical volumes are online/available?

Did you 'vgexport' the volume group with the '-m' and '-s' options?

Regards!

...JRF...
Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

sapl907 nodo Primary
sapl909 nodo secundary (failover)

sapl907:
mkdir /dev/vgBWaudit
mknod /dev/vgBWaudit/group c 64 0x0b0000
vgexport -m ./vgBWaudit.map -p -s -v vgBWaudit
vgchange -a n vgBWaudit

sapl909:
mkdir /dev/vgBWaudit
mknod /dev/vgBWaudit/group c 64 0x0b0000
vgimport -m ./vgBWaudit.map -s -v vgBwaudit
Beginning the import process on Volume Group "vgBWaudit".
Couldn't access the list of physical volumes for volume group "/dev/vgBWaudit".
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Error vgimport

Hi Eli:

What OS release is this? Post 'uname -a'.

...JRF...
John Guster
Trusted Contributor

Re: Error vgimport

before import, you need do
ioscan -fn
insf -e

Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

S.O hp-ux 11.23 Virtual Machine
sapl907(guest) sinfra93(host)
sapl909/guest) sinfra94(host)
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Error vgimport

Hi (again):

Once again, Are you sure that all your physical volumes are online/available? That is, do you have *device* files shown in an 'ioscan'?

Regards!

...JRF...
Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

ioscan sapl907 (nodo Primary)

anex
Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

ioscan sapl909 (nodo secundary failover)
John Guster
Trusted Contributor

Re: Error vgimport

I see what the problem is:
sapl907:
mkdir /dev/vgBWaudit
mknod /dev/vgBWaudit/group c 64 0x0b0000
vgexport -m ./vgBWaudit.map -p -s -v vgBWaudit
vgchange -a n vgBWaudit

on sapl907, there is never a volume group created called vgBWaudit, but you export it. No wonder there is no physical disks accessible becasue this vgBWaudit never associated with any disks.

it should be:
sapl907:
mkdir /dev/vgBWaudit
mknod /dev/vgBWaudit/group c 64 0x0b0000
vgcreate -n vgBWaudit /dev/dsk/cxtxdx
lvcreate -l 100 /dev/vgBWaudit
newfs -F vxfs /dev/vgBWaudit/rlvol1
vgexport -m ./vgBWaudit.map -p -s -v vgBWaudit
vgchange -a n vgBWaudit

Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

had already been created

vgBWaudit (vg create 18-03-2010)
Chandrahasa s
Valued Contributor

Re: Error vgimport

Hi,
Provide following details:

a)sapl907 and sapl909 your are mentioned, what is purpose of importing vg from sapl907 to sapl909 ?.

b)Provide hpvmstatus -P sapl907 and hpvmstatus -P sapl909 output from vmhost(host where sapl907 and sapl909 lies)

c)Provide ioscan -fnC disk output from vmhost.

d)Provide vgdisplay -v output from sapl907

I can guide you depending on above mentioned output.

shanmuhanandam
Regular Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

Hi,
Check the o/p of "strings /etc/lvmtab" for the pv's which are being the part of vgBWaudit VG.Compare the ioscan o/p on node sapl909 node. If the PV's are not availble do the "insf -e -C disk" on the sapl909 node. Now check the ioscan and compare the disks are available. Then try to import the VG.

Thanks,
Shanmugam.
I am an HPE Employee
Eli Daniel
Super Advisor

Re: Error vgimport

thanks,
solution:

nodo secundary
vgimport -c (cluster serviceguard)