Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide

Exchanging Volume Names

Using the metarename command with the -x option exchanges the names of volumes that have a parent-child relationship. For more information, see How to Rename a Volume and the metarename(1M) man page. The name of an existing volume is exchanged with one of its subcomponents. For example, this type of exchange can occur between a mirror and one of its submirrors. The metarename -x command can make it easier to mirror or unmirror an existing volume.

Note –

You must use the command line to exchange volume names. This functionality is currently unavailable in the Solaris Volume Manager GUI. However, you can rename a volume with either the command line or the GUI.

Consider the following guidelines when you want to rename a volume: