Quick solution for somebody out there:
I'm looking for a TechNote that lists and explains the different volume log types in VxVM (DCO, DCM, DRL, etc).
I have seen this TN before, but for the life of me, cannot find it this morning.
PS: I know exactly what they are - just looking for the TN that I can send to a customer...
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Not a technote, but the closest thing I could find that mentioned them all on the same page / gives a (very) brief overview/description of each type was the vxassist man page (under Keywords -> addlog)
Adds a log or DCO to a volume.
DCO is a data change object, used for Persistent FastResync. Note: This operation is only supported for version 0 DCOs.
DRL is a dirty region log, used for speedy recovery of mirrors after a system crash.
Sequential DRL is a form of DRL that is optimized for volumes that are written to sequentially, such as database log volumes.
Note: For volumes with version 20 DCOs, DRL and sequential DRL are supported within the DCO volume itself. You can specify the dcoversion=20 attribute to the vxassist make command to create a volume with a version 20 DCO, or you can use the vxsnap prepare command to add a version 20 DCO to a volume. You cannot use the vxassist addlog command to add a version 20 DCO to a volume.
DCM is a data change map, used for fast resynchronization of a secondary RVG with its primary.
Mirrored volumes are associated with DRL or sequential DRL logs.
RAID-5 volumes are associated with RAID-5 logs.
Replicated volumes are associated with DCM logs.
Not exactly what you're looking for, but hope it helps?
Thanks Grace and Gaurav!!
Grace, I have found something similar: http://sfdoccentral.symantec.com/sf/5.0/linux/manpages/vxvm/vxassist_1m.html
Gaurav - I'm pretty sure that's the TN I had in mind...
I'm sitting with a slight dilemma where I need to correct a Consultant who recommended the following to a customer:
"Add data change object to mirrors..."
I wanted to include a Symantec URL in my suggestion to change 'dco' to drl'.
My biggest dilemma now is - who do I award the Solution to??
:) Thanks Grace,
Marianne, I really wouldn't have minded if it was awarded to Grace also as he to pointed towards the information ... thanks anyways.
TN searching has changed a lot now... it happens many times for me that I can't find the right TN I am looking for ... I need to use advance google features to get it right then..