When using VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) for Windows and dynamic disk groups, attempts to reactivate a missing disk will fail under certain conditions.
Attribute or key is not found for the object.
This TechNote focuses on the Reactivate function
within Volume Manager. See the Related Documents section of this TechNote for
information on how to use the Remove function.
A dynamic disk
group is created using three disks. Disk View is selected within Volume
Manager (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Disk View
this point, one of the three dynamic disks is physically removed and a rescan is
performed. When the rescan has completed, Disk View will show an entry
for a missing disk (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Disk View
attempt is made to reactivate the missing disk using these steps:
1. Right-click on the missing
2. Select Reactivate
3. In the Reactivate Disks box,
select Missing Disk
4. Click OK
A Volume Manager Alert Message will be displayed detailing
the source of the error (VxSvc_vmnt), date, time, and a description, i.e. Failed
to reactivate disk Missing Disk. An error message will also display stating that
an attribute or key is not found for the object (Figure 3).
Figure 3 -
The reactivate disk command executes a manual restart on a disk. This
assumes the disk is present. In this scenario, the disk has been physically
removed and logically can not be reactivated. To successfully reactivate this
dynamic disk, return the drive to its location and click
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