How to upgrade a dynamic disk group to a cluster disk group in VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 3.x for Windows 2000 or VERITAS Storage Foundation (tm) 4.x for Windows

Problem

How to upgrade a dynamic disk group to a cluster disk group in VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 3.x for Windows 2000 or VERITAS Storage Foundation (tm) 4.x for Windows

Solution

To upgrade an existing dynamic disk group (DDG) to a cluster disk group (CDG) to work with either Microsoft Clustering Service (MSCS) or VERITAS Cluster Service (tm), perform the following operation:

1. Deport the DDG. Right-click on the DDG and select Deport Dynamic Disk Group (Figure 1)

Figure 1 - Deport Dynamic Disk Group
 

2. Navigate to Start > Run. In the "Open:" box, type CMD and click OK
3. At the command prompt, type:
vxdg import -g<DynamicDiskGroupName> -n<ClusterDiskGroupName> -s (Figure 2). The -s switch imports the disk group as a cluster disk group.

Figure 2 - Import Cluster Disk Group
 

4. Check to ensure the cluster disk group is created by viewing its entry in the Volume Manager display (Figure 3)

Figure 3 - CDG Created
 

5. Right click on the newly upgraded CDG and select Properties. The type should display as "Dynamic (Cluster)" (Figure 4)

Figure 4 - Properties
 

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