To configure and set up replication, the following tasks must be performed in the order presented below:
Creating a Primary RVG of the RDS
Adding a Secondary to the RDS
You can add a bunker Secondary to the RDS using the Add Bunker wizard. For instructions, see Adding a bunker Secondary to the RDS.
Synchronizing the Secondary and starting replication
Note The procedure to set up replication is the same either when the application is running or stopped, unless noted otherwise.
VVR VEA enables you to create a Primary RVG of an RDS using the Create Replicated Data Set wizard. Launch the wizard from the host that you want to be designated as the Primary in the RDS. Note that in a shared environment you must launch the wizard from the master node.
The Create Replicated Data Set wizard enables you to associate existing data volumes and the Storage Replicator Log (SRL) with the Primary RVG. The Create Replicated Data Set wizard performs the following operations:
You can choose to add the Secondary using this wizard or add the Secondary later using the Add Secondary wizard. You can add a bunker Secondary to the RDS using the Add Bunker wizard. For instructions, see Adding a bunker Secondary to the RDS.
You can choose to synchronize the Secondary later using the Synchronize Secondary wizard. Alternatively, you can synchronize the Secondary using the Start Replication dialog box and by choosing either Automatic Synchronization, Synchronization not needed, or Checkpoint options.
If an operation fails, a failure message lists the possible reasons of failure in the Result Details area. Read the details carefully and take appropriate corrective action. For more information about the error, note down the Unique Message Identifier (UMI) that is displayed with the error message, and then refer to the Veritas Technical Services knowledge base.
Note UMI is a string of the format "V-xx-yy-zz". For example, V-38-1-11 is the UMI displayed when an invalid Secondary host name is entered.