Solaris ZFS: How you can remove a disk/Lun/vdev from a zpool (Doc ID 1637992.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 06-May-2016***

Goal

To shrink a zpool by removing a disk/lun/vdev from the pool.  This device may have been added to the pool due to syntax mistake when the original intent was to attach it as a mirror or it may be that demand for usage of the zpool has shrunk and the admin may want to use the storage for other purposes so needs to remove it from the current zpool.

Solution

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