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Operating Systems AIX Logical volume to raw device Post 302192887 by veccinho on Thursday 8th of May 2008 04:51:59 AM
Logical volume to raw device

Hy
I have several logical volumes that are turned into raw devices used by Informix DB. I would like to add some more.

In /dev directory i see logical volumes as block files: lv_name1, lv_name2 ...

and

i see raw devices defined as character files:
rlv_name1, rlv_name2 ...

As i see, these LVs were turned into raw devices, somehow.

I found out the way to create new logical volumes using smit.
My question is, how to turn these logical volumes into raw devices?

Thanks!
 
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VGREDUCE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       VGREDUCE(8)

NAME
vgreduce - reduce a volume group SYNOPSIS
vgreduce [-a|--all] [-A|--autobackup y|n] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--removemissing] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] VolumeGroupName [Physi- calVolumePath...] DESCRIPTION
vgreduce allows you to remove one or more unused physical volumes from a volume group. OPTIONS
See lvm for common options. -a, --all Removes all empty physical volumes if none are given on command line. --removemissing Removes all missing physical volumes from the volume group, if there are no logical volumes allocated on those. This resumes normal operation of the volume group (new logical volumes may again be created, changed and so on). If this is not possible (there are logical volumes referencing the missing physical volumes) and you cannot or do not want to remove them manually, you can run this option with --force to have vgreduce remove any partial LVs. Any logical volumes and dependent snapshots that were partly on the missing disks get removed completely. This includes those parts that lie on disks that are still present. If your logical volumes spanned several disks including the ones that are lost, you might want to try to salvage data first by acti- vating your logical volumes with --partial as described in lvm (8). SEE ALSO
lvm(8), vgextend(8) Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.95(2) (2012-03-06) VGREDUCE(8)

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