Needing to remove some disks assigned to CA-ALLOCATE pool, on SMS it was possible to set the volume xxxxxx to DISNEW status, and when the volume is fully empty it would return to DISNEW.
Is it possible to do the same with CA-ALLOCATE? On other words, how is it possible to put some volumes to not be used anymore, and when they become empty in order to return to spare disks? This disks are non-sms. and they are part of CA-ALLOCATE only.
For example, how can the CA-Allocate disks ONL61Y / ONL61Z / ONL62I / ONL62J be marked to avoid new allocations by CA-ALLOCATE:
This is the CA-ALLOCATE storage group:
Z200 BROWSE SB9MA.MAPRMK.VAM.RULES
Name Prompt Size
_________ VDSTORGP *Browsed 58 2
ONL67* 05 ONLINE,ONLBB,ONLB5,ONLEOV
ONL66* 05 ONLINE,ONLB1,ONLB5,ONLEOV
ONL65* 05 ONLINE,ONLB1,ONLB5,ONLEOV
ONL64* 05 ONLINE,ONLBA,ONLB5,ONLEOV
ONL63* 05 ONLINE,ONLB2,ONLB5,ONLEOV
ONL62* 05 ONLINE,ONLBB,ONLB5,ONLEOV
ONL61* 05 ONLINE,ONLB7,ONLB6,ONLEOV
ONL60* 05 ONLINE,ONLB3,ONLB6,ONLEOV
How is it possible in CA-allocate? Would it be an exclude ?
Release : 12.5
Component : Allocate DASD Space and Placement
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