Online Data Manager (ODM) overview and installation

Removal procedure

To remove volumes:

  1. Convert the volumes for the root, swap, and /stand filesystem devices back to using disk partitions. Once all mirror copies of root have been removed, reconfigure the kernel by running the command

    This removes all changes that were made to the system to support booting from a root volume. This also updates the /etc/vfstab file to replace the entry for /stand, if you have not done so already. See vxunroot(1M).

  2. Reboot the system.

    After rebooting, there should no longer be any volumes in use. To check for volumes that are still in use:

       vxprint -Aht -e v_open

    See vxprint(1M).

    If any volumes are listed, determine what application or filesystem is using each volume. One way you can determine which applications reference a listed volume is to rename the volume, so that the application cannot find the volume under its original name. To rename a volume, enter

       vxedit rename old_vol_name  new_vol_name
    See vxedit(1M).

  3. If you have to rename any volumes, reboot again to ensure that the volumes are no longer in use.

  4. After rebooting, use vxprint once more to ensure that no volumes are in use.

    Applications that reference the volume will print error messages to the console.

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004