Importing a disk group enables access by the system to a disk group. To move a disk group from one system to another, first disable (deport) the disk group on the original system, and then move the disk between systems and enable (import) the disk group.
By default, VxVM recovers and starts any disabled volumes in the disk group when you import the disk group. To prevent VxVM from recovering the disabled volumes, turn off the automatic recovery feature. For example, after importing the disk group, you may want to do some maintenance before starting the volumes.
# vxdisk -s list
Select disk group to import [<group>,list,q,?] (default: list) newdg
When the import finishes, the vxdiskadm utility displays the following success message:
VxVM INFO V-5-2-374 The import of newdg was successful.
Select another disk group? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)
# vxdg import diskgroup
You can also import the disk group as a shared disk group.