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Deleting devices from I/O Database?

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The Question is:

How do I delete a virtual unit (DSA)?
- without rebooting!
$ Mount DSA99 /shad=$4$somediske: label
$ Dismount DSA99
Then I'm still stuck with DSA99 with no members, and I want to get rid of it.

The Answer is :

  There is no supported way to delete any OpenVMS I/O database device
  entry from the OpenVMS I/O database.  (Other than performing a system
  reboot, of course.)
  The I/O data structures consume several hundred bytes of storage, and
  are otherwise harmless.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-FEB-2001 )

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