When attempting to access a replicated volume, the error "<DriveLetter> is not accessible" is received.

Problem

When attempting to access a replicated volume, the error " is not accessible" is received.

Error Message

" is not accessible. Incorrect function."

Solution

Veritas Volume Manager acquires a lock over the volume to which it replicates.  Any attempt to access a replicated volume will result in the error message shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1
 

If using Storage Foundation HA for Windows (SFW-HA), you may see an error in the MountV_A.txt file of:

V-16-10051-9010 Cannot access volume %driveletter%:\

Data on a replicated volume can be accessed in three ways.  Either:
1.  Enable Data Access by right clicking the primary and selecting Enable Data Access
2.  Stop replication to the Secondary and remove it from the Replicated Data Set (RDS); or
3.  Take a Snap Shot of the replicated volume.

Method 1 is the first thing to check as it is easy to do and should have no adverse impact. Method 2 ceases replication to the Secondary and allows access to the replicated data, while Method 3 allows replication to continue by making a copy of the replicated volume.  Refer to the VERITAS Volume Replicator for 3.0 Windows 2000 User's Guide for more information.

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