I'll take the liberty of answering my own questions now that I've accomplished what I needed to do:
#1 yes, this is what I needed to do, except for... (see below)
#2 no, it didn't really affect the rest of the system for the few minutes it took to remove each drive. Still not sure what 'appear inactive' means. :\
Note: this worked fine for all drives until the last one. The IASP needed to be cleared before the last one could be removed.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mitchell, Dana
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 10:44 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Removing disk units from configruation
When we brought in a new machine (8202-E4D) this spring, I put a handful of drives into an IASP for possible use by PowerHA. A recent business need came up where I would like to return these drives to *SYSBAS. I have varied the IASP offline. In SST, under Remove Units from Configuration, when I put '4' on one of them to remove them, I get this message:
To proceed, the system must perform directory recovery, which
may take a significant amount of time. The system may appear
inactive during this time.
My question is first, do I want to 'Remove Units from Configuration' to accomplish this? And 2nd: if this is part of an ASP that is offline (and there was never anything on there in the first place) how long can 'directory recovery' take? Will it actually make the system unresponsive during this? Whatever 'appear inactive' means...
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