The following are the most commonly requested DataKeeper related solutions.

Remove a DataKeeper Resource from LifeKeeper


Remove an existing DataKeeper Resource/Mirror from LifeKeeper/SPS:

  • Without impacting the existing resources in LifeKeeper/SPS, i.e. File Shares, SAP, Oracle, SQL, DNS
  • Without having to run various emcmd commands, e.g. deletelocalmirroronly, cleanupmirror

Steps to Remove:

In LifeKeeper/SPS:

In the LifeKeeper GUI console, remove the dependency that the Volume has been established to/with:

  • Right click on your parent level resource and select “Remove Dependency…”
  • Select the appropriate Source Server, then select Next>
  • Under Child Resource, select your Volume from the drop down list, Next>
    • Their will be dialog pertaining to the Parent:/Child dependency, select “Remove Dependency”, then Done

Now the Volume Resource is listed as a standalone hierarchy, therefore it must be removed:

  • Right click on the Volume/Volume Hierarchy and select “Delete Resource Hierarchy . . .”
  • Select the Target Server, then select Next>
  • There will be dialog pertaining to Volume Hierarchy and Target Server it will be removed from. Select “Delete”
  • Select Done

The DataKeeper Storage is no longer a resource in the LifeKeeper/SPS.

Volume still locked after mirror resource removed from LifeKeeper


For reasons unknown, a non-mirrored volume becomes locked.


  • Access Denied
    • In File Manager
    • After the emcmd . unlockvolume {drive letter} command is executed

Scenario for Volume E:

From a LifeKeeper command prompt (c:\lk\bin) executing “volume -d” displays the following:
Locked Volumes:
D: [EM Volume]
L: [EM Volume]

In the aforementioned command, LifeKeeper still thinks that Volume E is locked. To unlock Volume E, executed the following:

volume -u E

Volume E is no longer listed as a protected volume by executing “volume -d”
Locked Volumes;
D: [EM Volume]
L: [EM Volume]

Now you should be able to access the volume properly.


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