Disabling volume protection

You can disable a system-wide setting that prevents volumes from being deleted.

Use the chsystem command to disable volume protection. Volume protection prevents volumes from being inadvertently deleted. When this setting is enabled, you need to specify an interval that volumes must be idle before they can be deleted from the system. Volumes can be deleted only if they have been idle for the specified interval. When volume protection is disabled, volumes can be deleted even if they have recently processed I/O operations. The following commands are affected by this setting:

To disable volume protection, complete this step:

Issue svctask chsystem -vdiskprotectionenabled no.