Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: Volume Manager 
Device %s is already in use by %s. If you want to initialize this device for VxVM use, please clear %s metadata by running 'metastat' and 'metaclear' commands.

The device is already being used by the native volume manager (for example, SVM).


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Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2010-11-03 03:45:34 PST
Platform: Solaris 10 (SPARC), Solaris 10 (x86-64)
Release: 5.1

Before VxVM can initialize the device, you must use the metastat and metaclear commands to clear the metadata of the native volume manager on the device.


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