When using VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) for Windows and dynamic disk groups, attempts to remove a missing disk will fail under certain conditions.
The specified object no longer exists.
This TechNote focuses on the
Remove function within Volume Manager. See the Related Documents section of this TechNote for information on how to use the
A dynamic disk group is created with three disks.
Disk View is selected within Volume Manager (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Disk View Normal
At this point, one of the three dynamic disks is physically removed and a rescan is performed. When the rescan has completed, Disk View will show (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Disk View Failed
An attempt is made to remove the missing disk using these steps:
1. Right-click on
An error message will display (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Error Message
To effectively remove the disk in this scenario, it will be necessary to do the following:
Shut down and restart the computer
2. Launch the VERITAS Volume Manager application
Disk View. The screen will be similar to Figure 4 below. Notice the differences between this image and what was displayed in Figure 2 above.
Figure 4 - Missing Disk
Before you can remove the disk, you must delete all volumes on the disk. Deleting a volume destroys the data in that volume, so you should remove a disk only if you are absolutely certain that the disk is permanently damaged and unusable.
4. Right-click on the volume contained within the missing disk. (Figure 4a)
Delete Volume. You will be presented with an informational message stating all data will be lost.
Yes. After a short period, the displayed volume information will change (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Deleted Volume
on Missing Disk (Figure 5a)
The dynamic disk is now removed from the system.
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