AIX: Mirroring rootvgΒΆ

Title:AIX: Mirroring rootvg
Author:Douglas O’Leary <>
Description:How to mirror OS vg in AIX
Date created:06/2000
Date updated:07/2001
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...

Although the steps to mirror volume groups between HP and AIX are incredibly similar, there are enough differences to send me through hoops if/when I ever have to do that. Therefore, the following checklist:

  1. Mirror the logical volumes:

    1. If you don’t care what disks the lvs get mirrored to, execute:

      mirrorvg rootvg
    2. Otherwise:

      for lv in $(lsvg -l rootvg | grep -i open/syncd | \
         grep -v dumplv | awk '{print $1}')
         mklvcopy ${lv} 1 ${disk}
  2. Change the quorum checking if you did not use mirrorvg:

    chvg -Q n rootvg
  3. Run bosboot on the new drive to copy boot files to it:

    bosboot ${disk}
  4. Update the bootlist with the new drive:

    bootlist -m normal hdisk0 hdisk1

  5. Reboot the system to enable the new quorum checking parameter