Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Data Replication Guide for Sun StorageTek Availability Suite

ProcedureHow to Switch Over a Sun StorageTek Availability Suite Protection Group From Primary to Secondary

Before You Begin

For a switchover to occur, data replication must be active between the primary cluster and the secondary cluster. Additionally, the data volumes on the two clusters must be in a synchronized state.

Before you switch over a protection group from the primary cluster to the secondary cluster, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  1. Log in to a cluster node.

    You must be assigned the Geo Management RBAC rights profile to complete this procedure. For more information about RBAC, see Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Software and RBAC in Sun Cluster Geographic Edition System Administration Guide.

  2. Initiate the switchover.

    The application resource groups that are a part of the protection group are stopped and started during the switchover.

    # geopg  switchover [-f] -m newprimarycluster protectiongroupname 

    Forces the command to perform the operation without asking you for confirmation

    -m newprimarycluster

    Specifies the name of the cluster that is to be the primary cluster for the protection group


    Specifies the name of the protection group

Example 3–1 Forcing a Switchover From Primary to Secondary

This example performs a switchover to the secondary cluster.

# geopg switchover -f -m cluster-newyork avspg