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Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide
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1.  Getting Started With Solaris Volume Manager

2.  Storage Management Concepts

3.  Solaris Volume Manager Overview

4.  Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster (Overview)

5.  Configuring and Using Solaris Volume Manager (Scenario)

6.  State Database (Overview)

7.  State Database (Tasks)

8.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Overview)

9.  RAID-0 (Stripe and Concatenation) Volumes (Tasks)

RAID-0 Volumes (Task Map)

Creating RAID-0 (Stripe) Volumes

How to Create a RAID-0 (Stripe) Volume

Creating RAID-0 (Concatenation) Volumes

How to Create a RAID-0 (Concatenation) Volume

Expanding Storage Capacity

How to Expand Storage Capacity for Existing Data

How to Expand an Existing RAID-0 Volume

Removing a RAID-0 Volume

How to Remove a RAID-0 Volume

10.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Overview)

11.  RAID-1 (Mirror) Volumes (Tasks)

12.  Soft Partitions (Overview)

13.  Soft Partitions (Tasks)

14.  RAID-5 Volumes (Overview)

15.  RAID-5 Volumes (Tasks)

16.  Hot Spare Pools (Overview)

17.  Hot Spare Pools (Tasks)

18.  Disk Sets (Overview)

19.  Disk Sets (Tasks)

20.  Maintaining Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

21.  Best Practices for Solaris Volume Manager

22.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Overview)

23.  Top-Down Volume Creation (Tasks)

24.  Monitoring and Error Reporting (Tasks)

25.  Troubleshooting Solaris Volume Manager (Tasks)

A.  Important Solaris Volume Manager Files

B.  Solaris Volume Manager Quick Reference

C.  Solaris Volume Manager CIM/WBEM API


Removing a RAID-0 Volume

How to Remove a RAID-0 Volume

  1. Make sure that you have a current backup of all data and that you have root privilege.
  2. Make sure that you no longer need the volume.

    If you delete a stripe or concatenation and reuse the slices that were part of the deleted volume, all data on the volume is deleted from the system.

  3. Unmount the file system, if needed.
    # umount /filesystem
  4. To remove a volume, use one of the following methods:
    • From the Enhanced Storage tool within the Solaris Management Console, open the Volumes node. Choose Edit⇒Delete, then follow the onscreen instructions. For more information, see the online help.

    • Use the following format of the metaclear command to delete the volume:

      metaclear volume-name

      See the following example and the metaclear(1M) man page for more information.

Example 9-8 Removing a Concatenation

# umount d8
# metaclear d8
d8: Concat/Stripe is cleared
(Edit the /etc/vfstab file)

This example illustrates removing the concatenation, d8, that also contains a mounted file system. The file system must be unmounted before the volume can be removed. The system displays a confirmation message that the concatenation is removed. If an entry in the /etc/vfstab file exists for this volume, delete that entry. You do not want to confuse the system by asking it to mount a file system on a nonexistent volume.