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 for Windows:
- Without impacting the existing resources in LifeKeeper for Windows, 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 for Windows all administration takes place at the LifeKeeper for Windows level
Steps to remove:
In LifeKeeper for Windows:
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 for Windows.