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Old 03-15-2013
Backupios Failing

Hi Team,

Please help me to resolve the below backup (backupios) issue on my VIO.

My VIO is a SAN booted from EMC and powerpath has been installed on this.

We already run pprootdev fix and linked the /dev/ipldevice to rootvg hdisk.
Code:
==============================================================================================================
/home/padmin]>lsvg -p rootvg
rootvg:
PV_NAME PV STATE TOTAL PPs FREE PPs FREE DISTRIBUTION
hdisk3 active 809 220 01..49..00..08..162
 
[/home/padmin]>bootinfo -b
hdisk1
 
/home/padmin]>lspv | grep -i rootvg
hdisk1 00f6860ba154b2b3 rootvg active
hdisk3 00f6860ba154b2b3 rootvg active

===============================================================================================================

After this we are able to successfully add bosboot from AIX root prompt.

But when we exit and run backupios from VIO prompt ,it is failing with the same error.

Code:
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[/home/padmin]>backupios -file /viosbkup/backups/hostname_031413.mksysb -mksysb
 
/viosbkup/backups/hostname_031413.mksysb doesn't exist. 
Creating /viosbkup/backups/hostname_031413.mksysb
Backup in progress. This command can take a considerable amount of time to complete, please be patient... 
0301-168 bosboot: The current boot logical volume, /dev/hd5,does not exist on /dev/hdisk1.
 
0512-008 savevg: The mkvgdata command failed. Backup canceled.
================================================================================================================**


Last edited by jim mcnamara; 03-15-2013 at 11:01 AM..
# 2  
Old 03-15-2013
It looks like there is a mismatch between different views at the LVM level. Usually this means that your systems ODM is corrupted somehow. I'd suggest exporting/importing the VG, but as this is the rootvg alas this is not possible.

Have you tried a synclvodm already?

I hope this helps.

bakunin
# 3  
Old 03-18-2013
to help with debugging what is going on, or not going on:

1) ulimit -a on VIOS and NIM server
2) on VIOS (as padmin)
Code:
$ for i in `lspv | grep -v NAME | awk ' { print $1 } '`
do
lspv -lv $i
done


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