Can I add another drive to the Recovery Archive if I'm out of space?

SUMMARY

This article provides information about adding drives to your recovery archive unit.

ISSUE

All drives within the recovery archive unit that are attached to a single system are treated as one logical volume. Data is written across all drives in the logical volume. Once you archive to a logical volume, these drives must be treated as a single entity. Removing a drive from the logical volume corrupts archived data.

To add a drive, you must prepare the media to create a new logical volume (see Preparing archive media) . The prepare operation removes all existing data on the media. If you have a set of 3 archive drives and you are running out of space, you can add a 4th drive and prepare to create a larger logical volume, but any existing archives are deleted. If you need to preserve existing archives, remove that set of drives and insert 4 new ones. For more information, see To add a drive to a multi-drive system.

Also note that all drives within the recovery archive unit that are attached to a single system must have equal capacity. Drives may be of varying capacity if they are attached to different systems.

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