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

  1. Select Turn off the spare flag on a disk from the vxdiskadm main menu.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)