The following procedure describes how to replace a failed or removed disk.
A different procedure is required to remove and replace a disk in a Sun StorEdge A5x00 or similar type of array.
To specify a disk that has replaced a failed or removed disk
Select a removed or failed disk [<disk>,list,q,?] mydg02
The following devices are available as replacements: c0t1d0 c1t1d0 You can choose one of these disks to replace mydg02. Choose "none" to initialize another disk to replace mydg02. Choose a device, or select "none" [<device>,none,q,?] (default: c0t1d0)
Depending on whether the replacement disk was previously initialized, perform the appropriate step from the following:
If the disk has not previously been initialized, press Return at the following prompt to replace the disk:
VxVM INFO V-5-2-378 The requested operation is to initialize disk device c0t1d0 and to then use that device to replace the removed or failed disk mydg02 in disk group mydg. Continue with operation? [y,n,q,?] (default: y)
If the disk has already been initialized, press Return at the following prompt to replace the disk:
VxVM INFO V-5-2-382 The requested operation is to use the initialized device c0t1d0 to replace the removed or failed disk mydg02 in disk group mydg. Continue with operation? [y,n,q,?] (default: y)
If the disk was previously an encapsulated root disk, vxdiskadm displays the following message. Enter y to confirm that you want to reinitialize the disk:
VxVM INFO V-5-2-876 The disk c0t1d0 was a previously encapsulated root disk. Due to the disk layout that results from root disk encapsulation, the preferred action is to reinitialize and reorganize this disk. However, if you have any non-redundant data on this disk you should not reorganize this disk, as the data will be lost. Reorganize the disk? [y,n,q,?] (default: y) y
Enter the desired format [cdsdisk,sliced,simple,q,?] (default: cdsdisk)
Enter the format that is appropriate for your needs. In most cases, this is the default format, cdsdisk.
Enter desired private region length [<privlen>,q,?] (default: 65536)
VxVM NOTICE V-5-2-158 Disk replacement completed successfully.
At the following prompt, indicate whether you want to replace another disk (y) or return to the vxdiskadm main menu (n):
Replace another disk? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)