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Can I remove a disk from root aggegate in ADP partitioned shelf in order to use it as an unpartitioned spare in a data aggregate

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.x
  • Advanced Disk Partitioning (ADP)
  • Root aggregate


It is not possible to remove disks that already assigned to an aggregate. One can convert a RAID-DP to RAID-4 which will release a disk as a spare at the cost of reduced redundancy.

On the other hand, it is not possible to unpartition a disk in an ADP partitioned shelf to use it as a physical disk in an aggregate.

Additional Information

More about root-data partitioning.


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