Start volume group export

The start volumeGroup export command moves a volume group into an Exported state.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to any individual storage array, including the E2700, E5600, E2800, E5700, EF600 and EF300 arrays, as long as all SMcli packages are installed.

Roles

To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.

Context

Then you can remove the drives that comprise the volume group and reinstall the drives in a different storage array.
CAUTION:
Do not perform these steps without first performing the steps listed in Learn about volume group migration.
Note: Within the volume group, you cannot move volumes that are associated with the features from one storage array to another storage array.

Syntax

start volumeGroup [volumeGroupName] export

Parameter

Parameter Description
volumeGroup The name of the volume group that you want to export. Enclose the volume group name in square brackets ([ ]).

Notes

When this command is successful, you can run the start volumeGroup import command to finish moving the volume group to a Complete state, which makes the volume group available to the new storage array.

If this command is unsuccessful because hardware problems prevented the completion of the export, use the set volumeGroup forceState command. The set volumeGroup forceState command lets you use the start volumeGroup import command to import a volume group.

After the volume group is in an Exported state or a Forced state, you can remove the drives that comprise the volume group from the storage array. You can reinstall the drives in a different storage array.

Minimum firmware level

7.10