How to convert a VERITAS Volume Replicator (tm) for Windows 2000 primary host to a secondary after a takeover operation
After initiating a takeover* operation with VERITAS Volume Replicator 3.x for Windows 2000, the former primary (when brought up) will appear as a primary in a separate replicated data set (RDS). This will result in two RDSs with the same name. The former primary has to be converted into a secondary and associated with the new primary. There are two methods to accomplish this:
Method 1. From the VERITAS Enterprise Administrator, delete the old primary's replicated volume group (RVG). Add it as a secondary to the new primary in Enterprise Administrator..
Method 2. From the command line (CLI) run the command
This command can be used to convert the specified primary RVG to a secondary and associate it with the RDS to which the new primary belongs. The
oldsec_hostname parameter specifies the name of the host which is now the new primary. The
local_rvg parameter specifies the name of the RVG being converted. This command should only be run after performing the takeover operation.
* Note: A takeover operation promotes a secondary to primary, and is only available after the primary has been lost. After a takeover operation, all secondaries to the former primary have to be manually added to the new primary.
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