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Reclaiming the hotspare after upgrading to or later (Doc ID 1956550.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Linux x86-64


This document describes how to manually add the hotspare to the RAID 5 when cannot do it (starting For Exadata releases earlier than <Document 1582139.1> needs to be followed.

Systems freshly imaged to Exadata release will not have a hotspare. For those cases reclaimdisk will be used to reclaim diskspace from the volume group when choosing either Oracle VM or Oracle Linux 6 on the database server - reclaim will happen within the same RAID5 configuration of 4 (or 8) disks. For systems upgraded to that previously had a hotspare, cannot be used to reclaim diskspace from the hotspare. As shown in the example below reclaimdisk will not work to reclaim the hotspare in release

In this process the database server will be rebooted twice. It is assumed the Grid Infrastructre is disabled to start after node boot-up.



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