When you move the parent volume (such as a snapshot volume) to a different disk group, its DCO volume must accompany it. If you use the vxassist addlog, vxmake or vxdco commands to set up a DCO for a volume, you must ensure that the disks that contain the plexes of the DCO volume accompany their parent volume during the move. You can use the vxprint command on a volume to examine the configuration of its associated DCO volume.
If you use the vxassist command to create both a volume and its DCO, or the vxsnap prepare command to add a DCO to a volume, the DCO plexes are automatically placed on different disks from the data plexes of the parent volume. In previous releases, version 0 DCO plexes were placed on the same disks as the data plexes for convenience when performing disk group split and move operations. As version 20 DCOs support dirty region logging (DRL) in addition to Persistent FastResync, it is preferable for the DCO plexes to be separated from the data plexes. This improves the performance of I/O from/to the volume, and provides resilience for the DRL logs.
Figure: Examples of disk groups that can and cannot be split shows some instances in which it is not be possible to split a disk group because of the location of the DCO plexes on the disks of the disk group.