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Shirishlnx 02-20-2012 04:01 AM

Remove faulty disk LV from VG

Have mirrored the primary disk to 3 .

Server and OS:
# uname -a
HP-UX pdwp1s B.11.11 U 9000/800 118434630 unlimited-user license

# model


# strings /etc/lvmtab

But now I have only 1 disk active (Other 2 removed ).. But am failed to remove the red marked disk from VG00 .. .

Here's the present status

# vgdisplay -v vg00
vgdisplay: Warning: couldn't query physical volume "/dev/dsk/c2t0d0":
The specified path does not correspond to physical volume attached to
this volume group
vgdisplay: Warning: couldn't query all of the physical volumes.
--- Volume groups ---
VG Name                    /dev/vg00
VG Write Access            read/write
VG Status                  available
Max LV                      255
Cur LV                      10
Open LV                    10
Max PV                      16
Cur PV                      3
Act PV                      2
Max PE per PV              4350
VGDA                        4
PE Size (Mbytes)            8
Total PE                    8680
Alloc PE                    7713
Free PE                    967
Total PVG                  0
Total Spare PVs            0
Total Spare PVs in use      0

# lvlnboot -v
lvlnboot: Couldn't query physical volume "/dev/dsk/c2t0d0":
The specified path does not correspond to physical volume attached to
this volume group

Now I want to remove the above VG error as something expecting like this .


# strings /etc/lvmtab

## Have tried below
# vgreduce vg00 /dev/dsk/c2t0d0
vgreduce: Couldn't query physical volume "/dev/dsk/c2t0d0":
The specified path does not correspond to physical volume attached to
this volume group

# mv /etc/lvmtab /etc/lvmtab_
# vgscan -av
# vgchange -a y /dev/vg00
vgchange: Volume group "/dev/vg00" does not exist in the "/etc/lvmtab" file.

Please suggest the Solution steps ...

--Shirish Shukla

RuBiCK 03-22-2012 07:30 AM

Did your try the following?

 vgreduce -f vg00

Extract from man vgreduce:

-f vg_name force reduction of missing physical volume(s) in a
given volume group. vgreduce obtains the name of
each physical volume (PV) belonging to the volume
group. It then reads the kernel PV structures to
work out which PVs are missing. PVs which are
missing will be candidates for removal. If all
the physical extents on the missing PV are free
then it will be removed from the volume group.
Otherwise vgreduce will report the physical to
logical extent mapping. For missing PVs which
have extents in use, you must free up all the
extents by using lvreduce or lvremove and re-run
vgreduce with the -f option. This option is most
commonly used when the vgdisplay(1M) command shows
"Cur PV" higher than "Act PV" and all of the PVs
belonging to the volume group are attached. This
option only works on PVs and not on links. See
the -l option for details on handling missing

methyl 03-22-2012 05:23 PM

Please post the output from:

ioscan -fn
And explain in detail how you got into this situation. If this is another attempt at cloning without using a HP-UX Ignite backup or a cold build, please give the history with every command typed.
No idea why you persist in trying to make a valid system from trying to repair broken mirrors. It is not possible.

hedkandi 04-23-2012 10:11 PM

This is what I did after mirroring to remove the old disks:

1.unmirror disks

spthpnXX:/root# lvreduce -m 0 /dev/vgSPAN/lvol1 /dev/dsk/c33t8d2 /dev/dsk/c35t8d3 /dev/dsk/c33t8d4 /dev/dsk/c35t8d5
Logical volume "/dev/vgSPAN/lvol1" has been successfully reduced.
Volume Group configuration for /dev/vgSPAN has been saved in /etc/lvmconf/vgSPAN.conf

2. remove old LUN from VG


# vgreduce vgSPAN /dev/dsk/c33t8d2 /dev/dsk/c35t8d3 /dev/dsk/c33t8d4 /dev/dsk/c35t8d5
3. Remove the old entries from /etc/lvmpvg



4. issue "rmsf /dev/dsk/cXtXdX" on following devices


rmsf /dev/dsk/c33t8d2
rmsf /dev/dsk/c35t8d3
rmsf /dev/dsk/c33t8d4
rmsf /dev/dsk/c35t8d5



# rmsf -H <HW PATH>

methyl 04-24-2012 04:10 PM

Were you running HP-UX when you issued those commands?

hedkandi 04-24-2012 10:27 PM


yes..its from an 11.11

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