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vgimport: Unable to read the physical volume.

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vatless
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vgimport: Unable to read the physical volume.

hi all,  VHP-UX version B.11.31.

I have an issue on a new box while importing (VGIMPORT) LUNs from a lost machine. 

problem shows only with version 2 VG,. version 1 imports fine.  There are similar posts but no help on that. 

vgimport -pv  /dev/vgi01   /dev/disk/disk113
Beginning the import process on Volume Group "/dev/vgi01".
vgimport: Unable to read the physical volume.

vgimport -pv /dev/vgi01 /dev/dsk/c70t2d0
Beginning the import process on Volume Group "/dev/vgi01".
vgimport: Unable to read the physical volume.

As the source machine is not available i can't use vgexport. for map file. 

Any help is very appreciable. 

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Bill Hassell
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Re: vgimport: Unable to read the physical volume.

Does this system have the latest LVM version?

# swlist |grep -i lvm
  BaseLVM                       B.11.31.1705   Logical Volume Manager

You can download version 1705 from http://software.hp.com



Bill Hassell, sysadmin
vatless
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Re: vgimport: Unable to read the physical volume.

Hi Bill,

Thanks very much!  just have upgraded to 11.31.1705 and it worked :)