Removing or Deleting a Dedicated Hot Spare

You can delete a dedicated hot spare or remove it from a logical drive. You may want to do this to:
  • Make disk drive space available for another logical drive.
  • Make a dedicated hot spare into a global hot spare.
  • Remove the ‘hot spare’ designation from a disk drive that is no longer being used as a hot spare.
    Note: When a hot spare is built into a logical drive after a disk drive failure, it retains its ‘hot spare’ designation even though it can no longer protect the logical drives it's assigned to. See Recovering from a Disk Drive Failure for more information.

To remove or delete a dedicated hot spare:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a controller then, in the Physical Devices tree, select a dedicated hot spare.
  2. On the ribbon, in the Physical Device group, click Spare Management.

    The Spare Management wizard opens.
  3. Click Un-assign, then click Next.
  4. Select the logical drive(s) from which to remove the dedicated spare, then click Next.

  5. Review the summary of affected logical drive(s), then click Finish. If the spare protects only one logical drive, it is deleted and the drive becomes available for other uses in your storage space. If the spare protects more than one logical drive (a pool spare), it is removed from the selected logical drive(s) but continues to protect the other logical drives to which it is assigned.

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