Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: Volume Manager 
variable %s not recognized or cannot be changed

The vxedit set command is used to set or modify certain attributes or fields of Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) configuration records. In case if the field(s) specified in the command is not supported by the utility, command fails and throws an error with this message.


In given scenario, for changing the volume ownership, the owner field or variable used in the set command is not supported by the vxedit utility. As a result, this error message is displayed.


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Last Modified: 2014-02-25 08:06:38 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic

Use “user=” variable instead of the “owner=” in vxedit set command to change the ownership of any VxVM record such as volume, plex, subdisk, RVG etc.


E.g. To make user1 as the new owner of volume v1 in disk group dg1, you can use the following command:

vxedit –g dg1 set user=user1 v1


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