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Extending the Storage Bitmap?

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The Question is:

The configuration is an Alpha VMS with HSG80 storage.  I had an exiting stripe
 set that I converted to a CONCATSET and then added a second stripe set to
 that.  Question: How do I now make the addition storage area available to VMS
 ( extend the bitmap to i
nclude the new storage space )?  Do I need to init and restore the drive each
 time, or is there a more expedient method?  An ANA/REPAIR identifies the
 issue, but does not extend it.

The Answer is :

  For information on StorageWorks, please contact a StorageWorks Wizard.
  As for extending the bitmap, the only way to do that prior to V7.3-2
  is to re-initialize the volume with the INITIALIZE command, typically
  in conjunction with a subsequent BACKUP/NOINITIALIZE restoration of
  the volume contents if the volume contents are to be preserved.
  V7.3-2 and later include Dynamic Volume Extension support, as
  referenced in topic (9349).

answer written or last revised on ( 14-APR-2004 )

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