Hot-relocation is turned on as long as the vxrelocd process is running. You should normally leave hot-relocation turned on so that you can take advantage of this feature if a failure occurs. However, if you choose to disable hot-relocation (perhaps because you do not want the free space on your disks to be used for relocation), you can prevent vxrelocd from starting at system startup time by editing the /etc/init.d/vxvm-recover startup file that invokes vxrelocd.
# vxrelocd root &
By default, vxrelocd sends electronic mail to root when failures are detected and relocation actions are performed. You can instruct vxrelocd to notify additional users by adding the appropriate user names as shown here:
vxrelocd root user1 user2 &
vxrelocd -o slow[=IOdelay] root &