Online Data Manager (ODM) overview and installation

Volume Manager (VxVM)

The following notes and recommendations apply to the Volume Manager.

NOTE: At least one disk must remain in the root disk group (rootdg) while VxVM is running.

Upgrading SCO UnixWare 2.1 VxVM to UnixWare 7

You can preserve a UnixWare 2.1 VxVM filesystem if it is not your root or /usr filesystem. To preserve a filesystem:

  1. Ensure that the VxVM ODM packages are installed and the filesystem is configured as you require it on the SCO UnixWare 2.1 system.

  2. Mount the filesystem.

  3. Create an s5 filesystem on a diskette as follows:

    # format /dev/rdsk/f03ht
    # mkfs -F s5 /dev/dsk/f03ht 2880

  4. Mount the diskette and copy the necessary files and directories:

    # mount -Fs5 /dev/dsk/f0t /mnt
    # find /etc/vx/reconfig.d \
    /etc/vx/tempdb \
    /etc/vx/volboot \
    /etc/vfstab | cpio -pd /mnt

  5. Unmount the diskette and install UnixWare 7:

    # umount /mnt

    CAUTION: After the installation of UnixWare 7 do not perform a vxinstall.

  6. Copy the files from the diskette back to the UnixWare 7 system:

    # mount -Fs5 /dev/dsk/f0t /mnt
    # cd /mnt
    # find etc/vx/reconfig.d \
    etc/vx/tempdb \
    etc/vx/volboot | cpio -pd /

    Merge /mnt/vfstab and /etc/vfstab manually.

  7. If the mountpoint used in SCO UnixWare 2.1 (in step 2) does not exist, create it:

    # mkdir mount_point

  8. Remove the file /etc/vx/reconfig.d/state.d/install-db:

    # rm /etc/vx/reconfig.d/state.d/install-db

  9. Reboot the system.

  10. Mount the VxVM filesystem or volume:

    # mount /mount-point

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004