Recycling The Promise X10

The Promise X30 and beyond have been out for some time. I find that as the older X10 units reach the next phase of their lifecycle, removing LUNs and RAIDs from the units is a necessity. While many are put back into production as near-line or backup storage (with new drives even) these RAIDs still need to be cleaned off. As such, an example of doing so might be creating one large LUN each of an E+J pair.

First, let’s delete our spare drives. To do so, click on Spare Drives in the sidebar.

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Then click on the Delete tab.

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Check all of the boxes and then click on the Submit button.

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When prompted, type the word CONFIRM and press Enter.

Next, let’s delete our arrays. To get started, click on the Disk Arrays button in the explorer sidebar.

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Click on the Delete tab.

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Check the box for each array that you’d like to delete, noting that this step is irrecoverable and if you don’t mean to, you will end up loosing all of the data on these LUNs forever and ever and ever (unless of course you immediately call Promise and get them to help you restore them, by reconstructing the array – which of course can’t be guaranteed nor considered an option – but I’ve seen it happen as long as you don’t do anything else).

 

 

 

Click Submit. When prompted, type the word CONFIRM.

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Click OK and viola, you can now upload a new script to config the unit. Enjoy.

 

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