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Getting Sam error

Frequent Advisor

Getting Sam error

I am getting the following SAM error when I try to create a new volumne group:

Create New Volume Group(sqmdesa) ┐│
│ ┌ Error (sqmdesa) ┐ ││
│ Co│ │ ││
│ │ The command used to create physical volume alternate links, │ ││
│ [│ /sbin/vgextend, has failed. The stderr output from the command is │ ││
│ │ shown below. Note that the volume group has been created and will │ ││
│ [│ function normally, although the Logical Volume Manager will not have │ ││
│ │ the ability to automatically switch to an alternate connection in │ ││
│ [│ case the primary connection should fail. │ ││
│ [│ vgextend: Physical Volume "/dev/dsk/c8t0d1" contains no LVM information
Can anyone let me know how to get around this?Thx in advance
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Getting Sam error


There apears to be two paths to the disk.

The Volume group is going to work but pvlinks may not work correctly.

pvcreate the disk and try again.

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sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Getting Sam error

>>vgextend: Physical Volume "/dev/dsk/c8t0d1" contains no LVM information

hi perhaps you will need to do a pvcreate on this PV ..."/dev/dsk/c8t0d1"

do a pvcreate and then vgextend.

#pvcreate /dev/rdsk/c8t0d1
#vgextend /dev/sqmdesa /dev/dsk/c8t0d1


post the O/P of the above comands as you execute them.
Trusted Contributor

Re: Getting Sam error

When this happend to me.

I updated the patches. After this everything was OK