Error Code details
Severity: Warning 
Component: Volume Manager 
Device %s: get_contents failed: %s

The message is displayed when you enter a command that tries to access to a disk in Error state. A disk may physically go to error state due to disconnection or bad sectors. Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) marks such a disk as in Error state when an operation is performed on the disk for the first time.


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Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2012-07-10 05:21:54 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: Generic

To solve the problem:


  1. Restore the disk to physically healthy state.

  2. Refresh the disk connectivity in VxVM database by the vxdisk scandisks command.

  3. Attach the disk to the disk group. Enter:

vxreattach –g <disk_group_name> <disk_name>


VxVM also provides the vxattachd daemon to perform steps 2 and 3 automatically in background, which costs 3-5 minutes. It is enabled by default. You can manually start it by:

/etc/vx/bin/vxattachd [mail_address...]


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