How do you resize a Volume?


ISSUE: How do you resize a Datakeeper Volume?

DataKeeper allows users to extend and shrink their DataKeeper volumes dynamically while retaining mirror settings. Once the resize is complete, a partial resync will be performed.

For extensive information regarding configurations, restrictions, and in-depth step-by-step instructions please refer to our Volume Resize documentation.

How to Remove Datakeeper Storage from Lifekeeper


ISSUE: To remove an existing DataKeeper Resource/Mirror from LifeKeeper/SPS:

  • Without impacting the existing resources in LifeKeeper/SPS, i.e. File Shares, Oracle, SQL, DNS

  • Without having to run various emcmd commands, e.g. deletelocalmirroronly, cleanupmirror

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

Steps to Remove:

In LifeKeeper/SPS:
In the LifeKeeper GUI console, remove the dependency that the Volume is associated with:

  1. Right click on your parent level resource and select Remove Dependency…

  2. Select the appropriate Source Server and click Next

  3. Under Child Resource, select your Volume from the drop down list and click Next

  4. Select Remove Dependency when the dialog pertaining to the Parent/Child dependency appears, then select Done

    Now the Volume Resource is listed as a standalone hierarchy. To remove:

  5. Right click on Volume/Volume Hierarchy and select Delete Resource Hierarchy . . .

  6. Select the Target Server, then select Next

  7. Select Delete when the dialog pertaining to Volume Hierarchy and Target Server removal appears, then select Done

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

  8. In the DataKeeper UI > Action Panel, select Delete Job

  9. Select Yes when prompted “Are you sure you want to delete the ‘Volume (drive)’ and its mirror?”


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