Disk Selection panel details

During fire drill preparation in a Volume Replicator replication environment, you must ensure that information is available to the wizard for creating the fire drill snapshots. Use the Disk Selection panel of the wizard to review the information on disks and volumes and make the selections for the fire drill snapshots, as follows:


Select the volumes for the fire drill snapshots. By default all volumes associated with the service group are selected. If you deselect a volume that might result in the fire drill service group failing to come online, the wizard displays a warning message.


The Disk Selection panel also appears if the wizard is re-creating a fire drill service group to which volumes have been added. In that case, only the new volumes are shown for selection.

Disk Group

Shows the name of the disk group that contains the original volumes. This field is display only.

Fire Drill DG

Shows the name of the fire drill disk group that running the fire drill will create on the secondary system to contain the snapshots. This field is display only. For the fire drill disk group name, the wizard prefixes the original disk group name with FDnn.


Click the plus icon to the right of the Disk column and specify the disk to be used for the snapshot volume. Repeat for each row that contains a selected volume.

If the production volumes reside on disks in the same disk group, you can store multiple snapshot volumes on a single disk. If the volumes in a disk group are configured on multiple RVG resources, provide a separate disk for each RVG.


The Fire Drill Wizard does not allow creating mirrors of multiple RVGs from a single disk group on the same disk. You must select a different disk for each RVG in a disk group.

If there is not enough disk space, you can use the Veritas Enterprise Administrator to add disks to the disk group. Then click the Refresh button in the wizard.

Mount Details

Shows the mount details for the snapshot volumes on the secondary system, which match the mounts for the production volumes. This is a display-only field.