Veritas: Evacuating disksΒΆ

Title:Veritas: Evacuating disks
Author:Douglas O’Leary <>
Description:Veritas: Evacuating disks
Date created:08/2008
Date updated:09/2009
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...

There’s several reasons why you might need to move all the data from one disk to another. Here’s a couple:

  • Reorganizing data I/O patterns
  • Replace a failing disk
  • Disk group defragmentation

If you’re moving only one subdisk, just grab the thing in the vxva GUI and move it to whichever VM disk you want. That easy.

If you need to move the whole thing, there’s a menu option under Basic-Ops or you can issue the following:

vxevac -g ${group} ${source} ${destination}

Both the source and destination are vm disk names {disk01, etc}. Also, if you don’t supply a destination vm disk, Veritas will put the data where ever it feels like doing so.