Revive volume group

The revive volumeGroup command forces the specified volume group and its associated failed drives to the Optimal state.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to any individual storage array, including the E2700, E5600, E2800, E5700, EF600 and EF300 arrays, as long as all SMcli packages are installed.


To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin or Support Admin role.


Attention: Possible loss of data access – Correct use of this command depends on the data configuration on all of the drives in the volume group. Never try to revive a drive unless you are supervised by technical support.


revive volumeGroup [volumeGroupName]


Parameter Description
volumeGroup The name of the volume group to be set to the Optimal state. Enclose the volume group name in square brackets ([ ]).

Minimum firmware level