aix >> delete drive FastT

by unixstudent » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 00:05:18 GMT

Hello All,

I want to delete drives in the FastT i.e hdisk11 which is
equivalent to datavg1.

1) Where should I delete it first in the FasT or in the OS or AIX?

2) And after I delete blow out the disk what commands do I issue in AIX


aix >> delete drive FastT

by Dave » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 00:40:27 GMT

You want to delete it from the OS first... if you get rid of it in the
FastT, then AIX will be looking for it and causing problems...
First unmount the associated filesystem (df -k will give you that)
Then exportvg datavg1 (If this is the only disk in datavg1...)
then rmdev -l hdisk11 will remove the device from the system...
(Exportvg may also remove the device, been a while... if rmdev gives an
error then you know exportvg removed it) then you can remove it from
the FastT.

aix >> delete drive FastT

by unixstudent » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 01:03:32 GMT

Thanks for the Great Advice, Dave...this really cleared it for me...

aix >> delete drive FastT

by rs6000er » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 21:19:36 GMT

the procedure to delete a logical disks hdisk* in fastT storage device
will look as the following.

1. make sure all data in your datavg1 has been backed up, remove all pp
in hdisk11.
2. remove the disk from datavg1, reducevg -f datavg1 hdisk11.
3. list the disk information, lspv | egrep -i 'datavg1|none'.
4. remove the disk from ODM, rmdev -dl hdisk11
5. go to fastT storage manager, remove the hdisk11's mapping and delete
the disk.

hope that will be helpful,

Best Regards,


aix >> delete drive FastT

by unixstudent » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 23:03:22 GMT

Thanks Frank for the great advice..

aix >> delete drive FastT

by unixstudent » Wed, 07 Jun 2006 23:03:32 GMT

Thanks Frank for the great advice..

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