vximportdg(1M) VxVM 3.5 vximportdg(1M)
1 Jun 2002
vximportdg - import a disk group into the VERITAS Volume Manager
vximportdg daname new_dgname
The vximportdg utility performs a temporary import of the disk group
contained on the disk device specified by daname to the disk group
specified by new_dgname. As the persistent disk group information is
not changed within the private partition of the affected disk, the
import is only valid for the duration of the bootload or until a vxdg
deport is performed.
daname Specifies the device name (disk access name) of one of the
member disks of the disk group to be imported. The other
members are imported automatically.
Specifies the disk group to be imported.
One reason to use the vximportdg utility is to import a second
generation of the rootdg disk group so that its objects are available
for use while a system is running on a different rootdg. To prevent
volumes on the second generation rootdg from having the same device
minor numbers as volumes (such as rootvol) on the active rootdg, the
importation assigns temporary non-conflicting device minor numbers.
If this occurs, vximportdg outputs warning messages detailing the
mapping of the minor numbers.
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