Removing a disk from use as a hot-relocation spare
While a disk is designated as a spare, the space on that disk is not used for the creation of VxVM objects within its disk group. If necessary, you can free a spare disk for general use by removing it from the pool of hot-relocation disks.
To remove a spare from the hot-relocation pool, use the following command:
# vxedit [-g diskgroup] set spare=off diskname
where diskname is the disk media name.
For example, to make mydg01 available for normal use in the disk group, mydg, use the following command:
# vxedit -g mydg set spare=off mydg01
To use vxdiskadm to remove a disk from the hot-relocation pool
Select Turn off the spare flag on a disk from the vxdiskadm main menu.
At the following prompt, enter the disk media name of a spare disk (such as mydg01):
Enter disk name [<disk>,list,q,?] mydg01
The following confirmation is displayed:
VxVM NOTICE V-5-2-143 Disk mydg01 in mydg no longer marked as
a spare disk.
At the following prompt, indicate whether you want to disable more spare disks (y) or return to the vxdiskadm main menu (n):
Turn off spare flag on another disk? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)