Importing a disk group enables access by the system to a disk group. To move a disk group from one system to another, first disable (deport) the disk group on the original system, and then move the disk between systems and enable (import) the disk group.
To import a disk group
vxdisk -s list
8 (Enable access to (import) a disk group)from the
Enable access to (import) a disk group
Use this operation to enable access to a
disk group. This can be used as the final part of moving a disk
group from one system to another. The first part of moving a
disk group is to use the "Remove access to (deport) a disk
group" operation on the original host.
A disk group can be imported from another host that failed
without first deporting the disk group. Be sure that all disks
in the disk group are moved between hosts.
If two hosts share a SCSI bus, be very careful to ensure that
the other host really has failed or has deported the disk
If two active hosts import a disk group at the same time, the
disk group will be corrupted and will become unusable.
Select disk group to import [<group>,list,q,?] (default: list)
Once the import is complete, the
vxdiskadm utility displays the following success message:
VxVM INFO V-5-2-374 The import of newdg was successful.
y) or return to the
vxdiskadmmain menu (
Select another disk group? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)
Alternatively, you can use the
vxdg command to import a disk group:
vxdg import diskgroup