Hi,

If you have partitioned your boot drives with seperate partitions for 'opt',
'var' etc. , you are going to be in for a shock. Check your underlying partitions
.... I will attatch the following mail ... This will effect your upgrade
becuase if you have partitioned your disk as described above, your original
encapsulation process would have zeroed out your opt partition, and one of
the requirements of the upgrade process is to have each exisiting volume
have it's own partition ... Veritas does not seem to think this is a serious
problem ....

PLEASE READ:

If you are going to install Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and encapsulate
your boot drive and your boot disk layout includes separate partitions for
'opt' and - or 'var' this will definitely interest you.

Basically during the encapsulation process, the '/opt' (and some other partitions
such as '/var' ) partition is removed ! Veritas does not seem to recognize
this as a serious problem as they are only responding with a 'documentation'
change as opposed to changing their VxVM binary. This was discovered at
CIBC World Markets when we tried to run an upgrade of VxVM from 2.5.4 to
version 3.0.1 One of the requirements of the upgrade process
was that each existing volume must be located on it's own disk partition
! I ask Veritas how can I have a successful upgrade process when your encapsulation
process does a number on my disk partitions ?!!!

You can take my word on this incident as I worked on the project myself .
The call was put into Veritas by CIBC WM's value added reseller (VAR)......
Please refer to the attached correspondence .... All names have been removed,
except my own and any person associated with Veritas. I am definitely going
to make a big noise about this one ....

regards,

Iftikhar Barrie
Systems and Database Admin.
Agincourt Business Services
http://www.abs-inet.com


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 3:21 PM
Subject: RE: FW: Enhancement request.


>
>
>
> ______________________________ Forward Header
> __________________________________
> Subject: RE: FW: Enhancement request.
> BCEEXCH
> Date: 3/28/00 10:26 AM
>
>
> Iftikhar,
>
> I'm covering this one for xxxxx today. I've put your request in to Veritas
> for the SE onsite and for the binary change instead of a documentation
> change.
>
> I suspect that the SE onsite might be a chargeable item, but I am pushing
> for no charge - I can't honestly give you an estimate of my chances to

get
> this for free.
>
> It might take a lot of commotion from the Veritas User base to get the
> binary change in place instead. You might want to post something to the
> Veritas News groups - Veritas engineering staff read them, and they do

seem
> to listen. If you spark a "public" outcry, it will lend momentum to the
> request we, as a VAR have put in on your behalf.
>
> At your service,
>
> >

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 9:17 AM
> Subject: RE: FW: Enhancement request.
>
>
> Hi xxxxx
>
> I recd. your voice mail also. Thanks. Sorry I could not get back to
> you sooner as I was not in the office yesterday.
>
> We were hoping that the reply from Veritas would include a binary
> change so that any partition layout could be used. In my opinion,

it
> does not make any sense that I have to partition my boot drive in

a
> certain way to work around a problem with the VxVM encapsulation.

If
> we were to purchase / upgrade to a new version of VxVM we would have
> hoped that this problem would have been fixed.
>
> With respect to our immediate issue of upgrades, in order to help

us
> get around the situation, we would like to request that Veritas send
> in an engineer to actually handle the upgrade of VxVM of our QA and
> production environments and take full responsibility for this portion
> of it.
>
> We really appreciate xxxxxxx's effort in helping us resolve this
> issue.
>
>
> thanks again,
>
>
> iftikhar
>
>
>
> ______________________________ Reply Separator
> _________________________________
> Subject: FW: Enhancement request.
>
> Date: 3/24/00 4:22 PM
>
>
> Iftikhar,
>
> Below is the email I received from Veritas concerning the enhancement
> request. I have logged this information in xxxxxx call number 9302.
>
> Regards,
> xxxxxxxx
>
> Customer Support Specialist (CSS)
> (
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Veritas Customer Support [mailto:support@veritas.com]
> Sent: March 23, 2000 6:55 PM
>
> Subject: CaseID:234318 Enhancement request.
>
>
> xxxxx,
>
> I have filed an enhancement request for documentation on the removal of

the
> /opt partition. I have also requested that a warning be displayed, upon
> encapsulation, that the partition layout will be changed. The incident
> number is 40665.
>
> Thanks.
> Katie Taylor
> VERITAS Technical Support
>
>