Setting Up LSM

 1. install lsm
 2. initialise lsm using the volsetup utility
    e.g. /usr/sbin/volsetup rz1
    Note: If there are any problems with the disk label, diskconfig can be
    used to change the label and mark the disk as unused).
 3. encapsulate existing used disks using volencap and vol-reconfig
    /usr/sbin/volencap rz8
 4. (Note: This reboots the box)
 5. Further disks/volumes can now be added using the GUI dxlsm or command
    e.g. For GUI, Basic>Ops>UFS Operations>Create>Simple>complete details as
    required (for raw partitions select gen and mark Create filesystem to no)
 6. To add a new diskgroup use voldiskadd
    e.g. voldiskadd rz9

Adding a new disk

 1. copy current kernel,cp /vmunix /vmunixsave
 2. shutdown -h now
 3. add new disk
 4. >>>boot -fi "genvmunix"
 5. ensure filesystem mounted either using /sbin/bcheckrc
 6.  or /sbin/lsmbstartup
 7.  for lsm
 8. sizer -n DECS01
 9. diff /tmp/DECS01 /usr/sys/conf/DECS01
10.  look for lines for new devices (something like
11. >device disk re5 at xcr0 drive 5
12. )
13. edit /usr/sys/conf/DECS01 to add new statements shown by diff
14. /usr/sbin/doconfig -c DECS01
15.  to regen the kernel
16. mv /usr/sys/DECS01/vmunix /vmunix
17. shutdown -r now
    Devices should now be recognised by the system, e.g. if you do a
    diskconfg, they will show up . Can also check using uerf -R -r 300 (NOTE:
    The name DECS01 is an example, this file should be an uppercase version
    of your system name)
18. If the devices don't show up, use MAKEDEV to create them
    cd /dev
    ./MAKEDEV re5 re6
19. Use diskconfig
20.  to create a disk label

Permissions for LSM

File permissions for raw devices shouldn't be changed via the chmod/chown commands but using the lsm voledit command. e.g.voledit -g sybdg set user=sybase master01 This will change volume master01 in diskgroup sybdg to have an owner of sybase

Some lsm commands

  • voldg list - displays disk groups
  • voldg free - displays free space in disk group
  • volprint - show lsm setup details
  • volassist make volume_name length - create volumes

e.g. volassist make voldef 10m - makes a 10Mb volume called voldef

Example using command line

 1. If unused disk, check no partitions in use with diskconfig. Can mark all
    partitions to unused to ensure none active. (No need to partition the
    disk, voldiskadd does this for you. It creates a partition of most of the
    disk, type lsmpubl and a small lsm private partition for lsm use)
 2. voldiskadd device
 3.  e.g. re0
 4. If data present on disk, get the option to encapsulate (i.e. preserve
    data). Enter y to encapsulate, n to initialise.
 5. enter diskgroup
 6. disk to be added into
 7. enter diskname
 8.  and confirm
 9. volassist make volume_name length (diskname)
10. For AdvFS; mkfdmn /dev/disk_group_name/volume_name domain
11. mkfset domain fileset_name
12. mount domain#fileset_name mountpoint

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