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February 22nd, 2021 07:00

Unable to Delete devices with recoverpoint tag on VMAX3

Hi All,


I am trying to delete devices with RP tag. My symcli version is i can not set attribute=no RCVRPNT_TAG anymore in this version. There is no RP cluster anymore, all the devices are unprotected, no journals. I just need to delete these devices. Can anyone help me



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February 22nd, 2021 14:00


Is the command there or does it just give an error?

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February 23rd, 2021 06:00

Hi Josh,

I am unable to delete devices with recoverpoint internal flag. I get error saying they are recoverpoint devices. When tried to remove tag using symconfigure command it fails saying its no more supported.


C:\Users\Storage_Adm_1_P_8>symconfigure -sid xx -cmd "set dev 1234 attribute=no RCVRPNT_TAG;" commit

Execute a symconfigure operation for symmetrix 'xx' (y/[n]) ? y

A Configuration Change operation is in progress. Please wait...

Establishing a configuration change session...............Established.

Error occurred while Defining change number 1:
The action cannot be performed because the specified device is a RecoverPoint device
Device 1234 generated the failure

Terminating the configuration change session..............Done.

The configuration change session has failed.



symdev -sid xx -dev 1234 delete -nop

The action cannot be performed because the specified device is a RecoverPoint device



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February 23rd, 2021 09:00

Hello AshJo,

Here is a link to a KB that maybe of assistance.

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March 2nd, 2021 09:00



Yes that was my first option as I could not do anything about the devices. They were unprotected as per document. Anyways after so many emails L2 did remove the tag from their end and I was able to delete the devices finally. 

Thank you all

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