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SANtricity commands

Clear volume unreadable sectors


The clear volume unreadableSectors command clears unreadable sector information from one or more volumes.

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 role.


clear (allVolumes | volume [volumeName] |
volumes ["volumeName1" ... "volumeNameN"]) unreadableSectors


Parameter Description


The setting to clear unreadable sector information from all of the volumes in the storage array.


The name of a volume for which you are clearing unreadable sector information. Enclose the volume name in square brackets ([ ]). If the volume name contains special characters or consists only of numbers, you must enclose the name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.


The names of several volumes for which you are clearing unreadable sector information. Enter the names of the member volumes using these rules:

  • Enclose all of the names in square brackets ([ ]).

  • Enclose each of the names in double quotation marks (" ").

  • Separate each of the names with a space.


You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores for the names. Names can have a maximum of 30 characters.