Unable to start a data volume in RVG

Problem

Unable to start a data volume in RVG (Replicated Volume Group). It fails with below error.

 

Error Message

VxVM vxvol ERROR V-5-1-6415 Cannot start detached volume $VOL

Cause

The data volume in Detached Detach state and hence it fails to start.

rv vrvg 1 DISABLED CLEAN primary 2 srlvol
rl rlk_192.168.33.220_vrvg vrvg CONNECT ACTIVE 192.168.33.220 vvrsec rlk_192.168.33.12_vrvg
v vol1 vrvg DETACHED DETACH 204800 SELECT - fsgen
pl vol1-01 vol1 DISABLED STALE 204800 CONCAT - RW
sd disk2-01 vol1-01 disk2 0 204800 0 hds9500-alua0_217 ENA
pl vol1-02 vol1 DISABLED STALE LOGONLY CONCAT - RW
sd disk3-02 vol1-02 disk3 204800 32 LOG hds9500-alua0_232 ENA
pl vol1-03 vol1 DISABLED STALE LOGONLY CONCAT - RW
sd disk1-02 vol1-03 disk1 102400 32 LOG hds9500-alua0_233 ENA

Solution

1. Disassociate the volume from RVG
# vxvol -g $DiskGroup dis $Volume

2. Start the volume
# vxvol -g $DiskGroup start $Volume

3. Associate back the volume to RVG
# vxvol -g $DiskGroup assoc $RVG $Volume


4. Start the RVG
# vxrvg -g $DG start $RVG


5. Verify
# vxprint -htrg $DG


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