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Complete disk failure mail messages

If a disk fails completely and hot-relocation is enabled, the mail message lists the disk that failed and all plexes that use the disk. For example, you can receive mail as shown in this example display:

To: root

Subject: Volume Manager failures on host teal

Failures have been detected by the Veritas Volume Manager:

failed disks:


failed plexes:




failing disks:


This message shows that mydg02 was detached by a failure. When a disk is detached, I/O cannot get to that disk. The plexes home-02, src-02, and mkting-01 were also detached (probably because of the failure of the disk).

One possible cause of the problem could be a cabling error.

See "Partial disk failure mail messages" on page 386.

If the problem is not a cabling error, replace the disk.

See "Removing and replacing disks" on page 125.