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Can't initialize Volume after disk replacement

Kevin_Sheridan
Level 2

I need to initialize one of my volumes but it tells me that I can't becuase it says:

# vxvol -g ccs-data -f init zero pdfformsvol
VxVM vxvol ERROR V-5-1-1212 Volume pdfformsvol has plexes that are not EMPTY

v  pdfformsvol  -            DISABLED CLEAN    734003200 SELECT   -        fsgen
pl pdfformsvol-01 pdfformsvol DISABLED STALE   734003200 CONCAT   -        RW
sd ccs-data09-01 pdfformsvol-01 ccsdr8 0       209641216 0        disk_3   ENA
sd ccsdr11-01   pdfformsvol-01 ccsdr11 0       209641216 209641216 disk_4  ENA
sd ccsdr18-01   pdfformsvol-01 ccsdr18 0       231182080 419282432 disk_15 ENA
sd ccsdr7-03    pdfformsvol-01 ccsdr7 796998400 59966464 650464512 disk_19 ENA
sd ccsdr12-03   pdfformsvol-01 ccsdr12 157814272 23572224 710430976 disk_5 ENA

What is the best way to get this volume cleaned out so I can start restoring the files from tape?  disk_19 is the one that was replaced and (long story) it was a raid 0 lun...

Thanks

 

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mikebounds
Level 6
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Just run:

mkfs -F vxfs /dev/vx/rdsk/ccs-data/pdfformsvol

 

To create a new filesystem

 

Mike

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mikebounds
Level 6
Partner Accredited

Force start volume:

vxvol -g ccs-data -f start pdfformsvol

 

then you can make filesystem on volume and then restore files from tape.

Mike

Kevin_Sheridan
Level 2

Mike,

Thanks for the response.  The command worked with no errors but when I run an fsck, I still get this:

# fsck -F vxfs /dev/vx/rdsk/ccs-data/pdfformsvol
UX:vxfs fsck: WARNING: V-3-20836: file system had I/O error(s) on meta-data.
log replay in progress
log replay failed to clean file system
file system is not clean, full fsck required
full file system check required, exiting ...

If I just try to mount it I get this:

UX:vxfs mount: ERROR: V-3-21268: /dev/vx/dsk/ccs-data/pdfformsvol is corrupted. needs checking

I ran the full file system check for the last few weeks.  It is relinking inodes at a rate of one every 17 seconds and based on the current inode number, it won't be done until Dec 4, 2015 so I just need to clear the data somehow and restore.

Kevin

mikebounds
Level 6
Partner Accredited

Just run:

mkfs -F vxfs /dev/vx/rdsk/ccs-data/pdfformsvol

 

To create a new filesystem

 

Mike

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Kevin_Sheridan
Level 2

Yes!  That is what I needed to do.  Probably the most ovbious thing in hindsight but I haven't worked with "fixing" problems with the volumes.

Thanks for your help on this!

Kevin