2015-10-16 07:42 AM
I read in this document https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1653502 that root volume of SVM needs to be configured for load-sharing mirror to prevent outage to the namespace when there is an outage on a node or duing failover. I have a two node (HA pair) cluster, even withought load-sharing mirror, when I perform a takeover of the the node containing the root volume of my SVM, I am still able to access the root of the namespace (\\cifsservername\c$). I have version 8.3.1.
Nevertheless, I am for following best practice, I just want to know when the mirror would help prevent an outage.
2015-10-16 07:56 AM
2015-10-16 08:02 AM
Is it safe to say that the main benefit aside from load-balancing of read access, is that in the event of a disaster where the root volume got deleted, that I will have another copy of it? Without the shared-mirror, I was still able to access the root volume even when I performed a failover that brought down the node hosting the root volume.
Also, I assume it is still a good idea to mirror the SVM's root volume to a DR netapp storage that is not part of the same cluster.
2015-10-16 08:49 AM