The following is the most commonly requested storage related solution.

How to remove DataKeeper Storage from LifeKeeper


A customer wants to 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

Note: In the DataKeeper UI, the Action Panel shows “Switchover Mirrors”, “Delete Job” and “Delete Mirror” are grayed out.

Reason: When a DataKeeper mirror is or becomes a part of a LifeKeeper/SPS all administration takes place at the LifeKeeper/SPS level

Steps to remove:
In LifeKeeper/SPS:

In the LifeKeeper GUI console, we must 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 and Next>
  • Under Child Resource, select your Volume from the drop down list, Next>
    • Their will be dialog as it pertains 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.

Now that the aforementioned tasks have been completed, in the DataKeeper UI, in the Action Panel:

  • Select “Delete Job”
    • You’ll be prompted …“Are you sure you want to delete the ‘Volume (drive)’ and its mirror? Select Yes
    • If you have multiple mirrors/Target, select “Delete Mirror”, thus its job will be deleted also


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