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Forcibly adding a disk to a disk group

Disks can only be forcibly added to a shared disk group on the master node.

If VxVM does not add a disk to an existing disk group because that disk is not attached to the same nodes as the other disks in the disk group, you can forcibly add the disk using the following command:

# vxdg -f adddisk -g diskgroup [diskname=]devicename

Warning: Only use the force option(-f) if you are fully aware of the consequences such as possible data corruption.