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Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.3 Geographic Edition System Administration Guide

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Updated: June 2017

How to Switch Over a Multigroup

Perform this procedure to switch operation of all protection groups in a multigroup to partner clusters in the specified site.

Note -  To switch over an individual protection group, instead see How to Switch Over Replication From the Primary Cluster to the Secondary Cluster.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure that the multigroup is started.

  • If you use a role with Geo Management rights, ensure that the /var/cluster/geo access control lists (ACLs) are correct on each node of both partner clusters. If necessary, assume the root role on the cluster node and set the correct ACLs.

    # chmod A+user:username:rwx:allow /var/cluster/geo

    The /var/cluster/geo directory must have the correct ACL applied for compatibility between the Geo Management rights profile and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance software.

    For more information, see Securing Geographic Edition Software in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 Geographic Edition Installation and Configuration Guide.

  1. From a node of a controller cluster in the target site, assume the root role or assume a role that is assigned the Geo Management rights profile.
  2. Switch the multigroup to the partner clusters in the specified site.
    # geomg switchover -s site multigroup
    -s site

    The name of the site that the multigroup is to switch to.


    The name of the multigroup to switch over.

    See the geomg(1M) man page for information about additional options for the switchover subcommand.

Next Steps

To fail back a protection group to the original cluster, see Recovering a Protection Group to a Cluster.