Moving relocated subdisks using vxunreloc

VxVM hot-relocation allows the system to automatically react to I/O failures on a redundant VxVM object at the subdisk level and then take necessary action to make the object available again. This mechanism detects I/O failures in a subdisk, relocates the subdisk, and recovers the plex associated with the subdisk. After the disk has been replaced, vxunreloc allows you to restore the system back to the configuration that existed before the disk failure. vxunreloc allows you to move the hot-relocated subdisks back onto a disk that was replaced due to a failure.

When vxunreloc is invoked, you must specify the disk media name where the hot-relocated subdisks originally resided. When vxunreloc moves the subdisks, it moves them to the original offsets. If you try to unrelocate to a disk that is smaller than the original disk that failed,vxunreloc does nothing except return an error.

vxunreloc provides an option to move the subdisks to a different disk from where they were originally relocated. It also provides an option to unrelocate subdisks to a different offset as long as the destination disk is large enough to accommodate all the subdisks.

If vxunreloc cannot replace the subdisks back to the same original offsets, a force option is available that allows you to move the subdisks to a specified disk without using the original offsets.

See the vxunreloc(1M) manual page.

The examples in the following sections demonstrate the use of vxunreloc.