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Last Published: 2010-01-29
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Product(s): InfoScale & Storage Foundation
ProblemVxVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1-587 import failed: Disk group has no valid configuration copies
SolutionThe following occurred at a customer site:
This customer was replicating a cluster volume manager(hereafter CVM) disk group to their DR site, then, using a third party block-to-block copy solution between arrays at the DR site, finally attempting to import the newly created third copy of the disk group. The result was the following error message:
root@asys931r-> vxdg -C import mfactdg
VxVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1-587 Disk group mfactdg: import failed: Disk group
has no valid configuration copies.
The CVM disk group was created with SF 5.0, and the server at the DR site attempting to import the third copy of the disk group was running SF 4.1.
An attempt to force import with the -C flag to clear hostid from disk group private region, and the -f flag to force import also failed with the above error message.
Since, SF 5.0 VxVM creates disk groups with the version number of 140, SF 4.1 VxVM has no knowledge of this disk group version. Therefore, this customer needed to upgrade the DR site server used to import third copy of CVM group to 5.0.
Once this customer upgraded to 5.0, and ran the vxdg import with the -t flag to clear CVM/cluster locks, the -C flag to clear hostid from the private region, and the -f flag to force import, the third copy disk group was successfully imported.
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