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Is it safe and 'recommended' to reclaim/shrink oracle/sysadmin volumes in DOT 7 mode


We have created several flexvolumes such as 1 flex volume contains 1 qtree.


these volumes are created in the similiar way for oracle and Sys Admin's




oracle volume - /vol/oratla_data/oratla_data


Sys Admin Volume - /vol/traces/traces


These volumes are fully allocated volumes (not thin-provisioned)


Now, in few volumes we can see very less utilised capacity and hence want to shrink/reclaim it .


Want to know is it safe to reclaim spaces from Oracle / Sys Admin volumes or is there a slightest of chance for data loss.


I understand this is driven by WAFL and hence intelligent enough to reclaim only the empty/zero blocks from volumes - but still want to know if it is 100% safe.


Please comment and help me with any best practice doc related .



if you see the free space, you can resize the volume. it's safe. if you're not so sure, ask ur ps guy to help?

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