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 What is the fastest way to extend a GAD Volume? (best practise CLI)

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Robert Vogel posted 02-04-2021 12:46

I already know one way to expand a GAD Volume at gui HCS 8

  • S-VOL site - unallocate volume
  • both sites - extend volume
  • P-VOL site - Change to GAD Volume

But its to complicated and takes to much time to do so.


I need a faster way at the Commandline Interface.

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William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen



After Svos 90.04.4 you can also do it by only suspending the volume. Quickest way if the volume is a GAD volume via Administrator, or if adopted in Protector is to:

  • 'Pause' volume in Protector
  • Increase Svol Volume
  • Increase Pvol Volume
  • 'Resume' in Protector


This can also be done via raidcom/CCI to do the same.


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Diego Draper
@William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen

So the procedure that you suggested only applies for the VSP E series?

I have some G350-G370 and G200-G400 with GAD implemented but the 90.X.X svos doesnt apply to thes storages.
So I guess for these G storages the only way to epxand the volume is by doing is "unprotecting" the volume from administrator, expand the original vomue and then "protect it" again. Its a pitty because this procedure creates the S-vol from scratch again and takes too long.

Best regards,
Diego D.
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William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
@Diego Draper, It should work on your G350/G370s(as I have it working at the CoE on G370's as well)

See the note here:

You can expand the capacity of a DP-VOL used in the GAD, TrueCopy, Universal Replicator, ShadowImage, or Thin Image pair created between or on the following storage systems while keeping the pair status in each software product.

  • VSP 5000 series: Microcode version 90-04-04-00/00 or later
  • VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900: Microcode version 88-06-02-x0/00 or later
  • VSP E990: Microcode version 93-02-03-x0/00 or later
Note: The expansion of DP-VOL capacity on the storage systems shown cannot be used with the expansion of DP-VOL capacity, which was supported for VSP G1x00, VSP F1500 with microcode version 80-06-74-xx/xx or later, while keeping a GAD pair status.