[Veritas-vx] Is it possible to re-attach a snapshot plex to a striped-pro volume?
doug at eng.auburn.edu
Fri Feb 21 14:42:39 CST 2003
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Eric Boehm wrote:
> I know this might sound a little off the wall but here goes.
> I have a striped pro volume (i.e., a stripe-mirror). You can't
> separate the halves of a stripe-mirror to create another volume as you
> might split an ordinary mirror.
> I do a volume snapshot night which is then used for backup. When it is
> time for the next backup, I destroy the old volume and recreate it. On
> some servers this can take upwards of 4 hours (120 GB volume).
> Is it possible to treat this as a plex and reattach it (and hopefully
> achieve a faster resynchronization)? Or is this impossible because of
> the different organization of the volumes?
If it was VxFS, you could just take a filesystem snapshot. they are
very fast to create and destroy.
Alternately, if you had a license for FastResync, that might help too.
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