PaulCork
2 Iron

Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

From what I see in the outputs you have provided you have cancelled the relationship between the devices, you should now be able to convert the device to STD and do what you please. All you need to do is remove the BCV attribute from the device.

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mugurstef
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Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

Hi,

Output from the preview mode:

A Configuration Change operation is in progress. Please wait...

    Establishing a configuration change session...............Established.
    Processing symmetrix xxx
    {
      convert dev 028F to 2-Way Mir, raidset=false;
    }

    Performing Access checks..................................Allowed.
    Checking Device Reservations..............................Allowed.
    Submitting configuration changes..........................Submitted
    Locking devices...........................................Locked.
    Validating configuration changes..........................Validated.
    Initiating PREPARE of configuration changes...............Prepared.
    Closing configuration change request......................Closed.
    Terminating the configuration change session..............Done.

The configuration change session has completed successfully.

Output from the commit:

A Configuration Change operation is in progress. Please wait...

    Establishing a configuration change session...............Established.
    Processing symmetrix xxx
    {
      convert dev 028F to 2-Way Mir, raidset=false;
    }

    Performing Access checks..................................Allowed.
    Checking Device Reservations..............................Allowed.
    Submitting configuration changes..........................Submitted
    Locking devices...........................................Locked.
    Validating configuration changes..........................Validated.
    Initiating PREPARE of configuration changes...............Prepared.
    Initiating COMMIT of configuration changes................Queued.
    COMMIT requesting required resources......................Obtained.
    Step 002 of 027 steps.....................................Executing.

    COMMIT monitoring failed

    Error occurred while Committing
    The state of a snap session is blocking the activation of the new configuration. Please see the API log file

    Closing configuration change request......................Closed.
    Terminating the configuration change session..............Done.

The configuration change session has failed.

By removing the BCV attribute did you meant converting to a STD device, didn't you?

Thank you,

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PaulCork
2 Iron

Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

It sounds like there is some other copy session information preventing you from doing this, e.g. it is the source of a snap or perhaps was involved in open replicator session. If the device doesn’t show up in the output for the symsnap list/symrcopy list or symclone list then I would contact customer support they will be able to dial in and get to the root of the issue.

If there is a snap session then this will need to be terminated before you can convert the device to STD.

Hope this helps.

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mugurstef
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Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

Hi Paul,

Here it is:

symsnap list

Symmetrix ID: aaa

No Snap sessions found

Symmetrix ID: bbb

No Snap sessions found

Symmetrix ID: ccc

No Snap sessions found

Symmetrix ID: ddd

No Snap sessions found

Symmetrix ID: xxx

No Snap sessions found

symrcopy list

Symmetrix ID: aaa
  No Devices with RCopy sessions were found.

Symmetrix ID: bbb
  No Devices with RCopy sessions were found.

Symmetrix ID: ccc
  No Devices with RCopy sessions were found.

Symmetrix ID: ddd
  No Devices with RCopy sessions were found.

Symmetrix ID: xxx
  No Devices with RCopy sessions were found.

symclone list

Symmetrix ID: aaa

No Copy sessions found

Symmetrix ID: bbb

No Copy sessions found

Symmetrix ID: ccc

No Copy sessions found

Symmetrix ID: ddd

No Copy sessions found

Symmetrix ID: xxx

No Copy sessions found

As you can see for the xxx Symmetrix Array there are no snap operation in place (or any alike operations).

Thank you,

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dynamox
6 Gallium

Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

hmm ..your BCV is a meta ..i don't think you can delete meta. You first have to dissolve it and then delete meta members. I know you just want to use that device as STD ..so it would be interesting to see if you can try to dissolve it first.

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rworkman1
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Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

Hello again,

You were able to sync and then -instant split devices.

When you try to run delete you get:

Error occurred while defining change number 1:

  Cannot use the device for this function because it is a Copy session source

  Device 028F generated the failure..

I don't know what platform you are running, but in HP-UX you could run something to find the process and kill it.  Can you check for that copy session/process and kill it?

Or possibly you could stop the ecc agents and clean up anything left behind, then restart the agents clean.

Otherwise, yes I would agree you probably need to call support.

Regards,

Rita

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sauravrohilla
3 Argentium

Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

I agree with Rita, call Support and let us know what they have to say about this problem?

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branjan3
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Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

This step i have used to delete the BCV device from CG Group. You can follow same process other group also

symbcv -sid 123 -cg BCV_Group_name disassociate dev 00A99

symcg -cg BCV_Group_name remove dev 00A98 -sid 123

symmir -sid 123 -f D:\brocade\bcv-pair_533_del.txt split

symmir -sid 123 -f D:\brocade\bcv-pair_533_del.txt cancel

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sauravrohilla
3 Argentium

Re: Removing a STD-BCV relationship

OP had this issue 6 years ago so probably he is not still waiting for the resolution

Just FYI, this could not be cleaned up from SYMCLI... Needed INLINES to remove the orphan relationship..

regards,

Saurabh Rohilla

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