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Changing plex attributes

Warning: To avoid possible data loss, change plex attributes with extreme care.

The vxedit command changes the attributes of plexes and other volume Manager objects. To change plex attributes, use the following command:

# vxedit [-g diskgroup] set attribute=value ... plex

Plex fields that can be changed using the vxedit command include:

The putiln field attributes are maintained on reboot; tutiln fields are temporary and are not retained on reboot. VxVM sets the putil0 and tutil0 utility fields. Other Symantec products, such as the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA), set the putil1 and tutil1 fields. The putil2 and tutil2 are available for you to use for site-specific purposes.

The following example command sets the comment field, and also sets tutil2 to indicate that the subdisk is in use:

# vxedit -g mydg set comment="plex comment" tutil2="u" vol01-02

To prevent a particular plex from being associated with a volume, set the putil0 field to a non-null string, as shown in the following command:

# vxedit -g mydg set putil0="DO-NOT-USE" vol01-02

See the vxedit(1M) manual page.