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SFHA Solutions 6.0.1: Performing volume recovery operations using vxrecover

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The Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) vxrecover utility performs volume recovery operations. The utility allows you to attach plexes, perform RAID-5 subdisk recovery, and perform data resynchronization operations for volumes.

You can perform recovery operations on:

  • Specified volumes
  • All volumes under the specified volume sets
  • Volumes residing on the disks specified by the medianame attribute

If you do not specify a medianame, volume, or volume set, the recovery operation applies to all volumes, or all volumes in the specified disk group.

You can also use vxrecover to start the volumes to make them available for use, and defer their recovery. vxrecover also provides options to perform recovery in the background and specify several attributes, such as the I/O size.

By default VxVM enables and starts any disabled volumes in the disk group when you import the disk group. If automatic volume recovery is turned off volumes are disabled after a move, split, or join operation. You can use the vxrecover command to manually recover the volume. Another use case for the vxreover utility is to recover volumes after any issues with its storage or an unclean system restart.

Additional use cases for using the vxrecover utility include:

vxrecover (1M) 6.0.1 manual pages:

Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability documentation for other releases and platforms can be found on the SORT website.