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Increasing the size of a disk?

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The Question is:

How do I get VMS to see the new free space on an HSG80 drive which has been
 extended using the contact function.
For example if I add a second 9 GB disk to an existing logical disk, VMS
 recongises the new total size as 18 GB. However, it still only sees 9 GB of
 free space.

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS does not presently permit the size of a disk to increase
  dynamically.  OpenVMS uses the disk size information provided to
  it by the controller.  As a start, dismount and remount the disk.
  If the disk size does not increase, check the controller storage

answer written or last revised on ( 4-DEC-2000 )

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