Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: Volume Manager 
The vxdiskadd or vxdiskadm program is already being run and these programs cannot run concurrently. Please retry this at a later time. If you are certain that no other users are running any of these programs, you can remove the file: $diskadd_lockfile Removing this file will allow you to run vxdiskadm.


The message is displayed when you have invoked multiple instances of the vxdiskadm or vxdiskadd utility. The vxdiskadd or vxdiskadm program cannot run concurrently. Conversion utilities like vxautoanalysis, vxconvert, vxautoconvert use vxdiskadd internally, so the vxdiskadd or vxdiskadm utility cannot run concurrently with any of these conversion utilities too.


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Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2013-01-28 05:45:48 PDT
Platform: Solaris 10 (SPARC), Solaris 10 (x86-64)
Release: 6.0


  1. Use the following command to make sure that no other instance of conversion utility is running:
    # ps -ef | egrep “vxautoanalysis|vxconvert|vxautoconvert” | grep -v grep
  2. If the command shows some output, wait for conversion process to complete and retry. 
  3. If the command doesn't show any output, make sure that no other instance of vxdiskadd or vxdiskadm is running using the following command:
    # ps -ef | egrep “vxdiskadm|vxdiskadd” | grep -v grep
  4. If the above command doesn't show any output, remove the /var/locks/.DISKADD.LOCK file and retry.



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