Re: Ignite backup problem

 
Ali Imran Abbas
Regular Advisor

Ignite backup problem

I am doing ignite backup of my server to tape but its giving me the following error message.

* /opt/ignite/bin/save_config -f
/var/opt/ignite/recovery/2008-06-13,10:07/system_cfg vg00
lvlnboot: Couldn't query physical volume "/dev/dsk/c16t7d0":
The specified path does not correspond to physical volume attached to
this volume group
save_config: Error - The command "lvlnboot" returns a non-zero value. You may u.
ERROR: /opt/ignite/bin/save_config failed


And when I did the vgdisplay -v on the same server to see if c16t7d0 is still there, it gave me the following error mesg:

gdisplay: Warning: couldn't query physical volume "/dev/dsk/c16t7d0":
The specified path does not correspond to physical volume attached to
this volume group
vgdisplay: Warning: couldn't query all of the physical volumes.


Can any one give me some clue or what to do now in the next step?

Regards,


Ali Imran

5 REPLIES 5
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Ignite backup problem

Hi Ali:

FOllow this guide:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1236/When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad.pdf

Regards!

...JRF...
Jaime Bolanos Rojas.
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup problem

It´s just a bad drive from the errors that you are getting!

Regards,

Jaime.
Work hard when the need comes out.
Ali Imran Abbas
Regular Advisor

Re: Ignite backup problem

Thanks for your reply. This drive is no more present in the system, I think might be a SAN drive which have been removed but they didnt remove it from the volume group.

Now I am trying to remove it from volume group using vgreduce command as follows:

vgreduce /dev/vgvistat /dev/dsk/c16t7d1
vgreduce: "/dev/dsk/c16t7d1": No such file or directory
Usage: vgreduce
[-A Autobackup]
[-l]
VolumeGroupName PhysicalVolumePath... | [-f] VolumeGroupName

Again its giving me error message, Can you please give me clue how to remove that disk definition from volume group, I checked /etc/lvmtab it is still there. But I cant use pvdisplay to it:pvdisplay /dev/dsk/c16t7d1
pvdisplay: "/dev/dsk/c16t7d1": No such file or directory
Usage: pvdisplay
[-v]
[-b BlockList]
PhysicalVolumePath...

Please help me to remove this disk from the VG



Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite backup problem

Hello Ali,

Since the device is not existing now. You need to reduce the VG with -f option. THis will remove all the missing devices from the VG.

Current vgdisplay output for this VG will give you the number of devices missing in this Vg.

#vgreduce -f /dev/vgvistat

HTH,
Devender
Impossible itself mentions "I m possible"
Ali Imran Abbas
Regular Advisor

Re: Ignite backup problem

Its not working, again its giving me the following error mesg:

vgreduce -f /dev/vgvistat /dev/dsk/c16t7d1
Usage: vgreduce
[-A Autobackup]
[-l]
VolumeGroupName PhysicalVolumePath... | [-f] VolumeGroupName
only VolumeGroupName is needed for -f option

You have mail in /var/mail/root
urania:/ # vgeduce -f /dev/vgvistat
sh: vgeduce: not found.
urania:/ # vgreduce -f /dev/vgvistat
vgreduce: Couldn't query physical volume "/dev/dsk/c16t7d1":
The specified path does not correspond to physical volume attached to
this volume group