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Best way to recliam SAN space

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Best way to recliam SAN space

What would be the best way to reclaim SAN space, We have PowerPath on RHEL 5.6. If we remove the devices from PowerPath, would that help? Any steps aould be helpful.





Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Best way to recliam SAN space

What exactly do mean by "reclaim SAN space?"  Do you need to free space on the SAN itself so you have  more capacity to assign to a server?  


Removing devices from PowerPath will likely just make those particular paths unavailable to the server you remove them from.  It will not remove any of those LUNs from the disk array itself.


If you need to remove LUNs from the array itself you will need to do that on the array itself.