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QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

Hi,

Please point me to the link or document which explain step by step QSM procedure to migrate data between 32bit aggregate and 64bit aggregate for the volumes with snapshot.

I have volumes with snapshots with the default name(hourly./nightly./weekly.)

Thanks and Regards,

Sachin SHInde.

QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

Hi Sachin,

As far as I am concerned, nothing changed since you have posted a very similar question few months ago (http://communities.netapp.com/message/53569#53569), and the answer to it is still valid:

- either wait for ONTAP 8.1

- or do a tedious migration following KB article https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=1012182

Regards,

Radek

QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

+1 wait for ONTAP 8.1

QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

Hi Radek,

I had gone through the KB article you gave and it was very helpful.

But I am confused about how to migrate default snapshots which got created with name hourly, nightly and weekly.

Can you please explain how to migrate default snapshots (snapshots with name hourly/nightly/weekly ) to the destination?

Thanks,

Sachin.

Re: QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

Hi there is a simple answer to that...

You can not.

Re: QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's possible (but not easy) to migrate the snapshots.

After you have initialized the snapmirror:

snapmirror update -s nightly.0 -c nightly.0 -S src:/vol/<srcvol>/<srcqtree> /vol/<dstvol>/<dstqtree>

snapmirror update -s nightly.1 -c nightly.1 -S src:/vol/<srcvol>/<srcqtree> /vol/<dstvol>/<dstqtree>

snapmirror update -s nightly.2 -c nightly.2 -S src:/vol/<srcvol>/<srcqtree> /vol/<dstvol>/<dstqtree>

snapmirror update -s nightly.3 -c nightly.3 -S src:/vol/<srcvol>/<srcqtree> /vol/<dstvol>/<dstqtree>

you have to do it for every snapshot!

Kind regards,

Adrian

Re: QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

I thought that as well - wasn't aware of any restrictions re snapshots with default names.

QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

Adrian, you are correct. Sorry

QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

If we try to update snapmirror with the automatically created snapshots (hourly/nightly/weekly) it gives following message:

snapmirror update  -s weekly.0 -c weekly.0 -S /vol/<src_vol>/<src_qtree> -w /vol/<dstvol>/<dstqtree>

Cannot transfer a snapshot with a name in the format of

an automatically created snapshot: weekly.0.

Select a different snapshot, or rename the snapshot you have chosen.

usage:

snapmirror update [-k <n>][-s <src_snap>] [-c <dst_snap>][-S [<srcfiler>:]<srcpath>][-w] [<dstfiler>:]<dstpath>

in which <srcpath> and <dstpath> are

<volname> or </vol/volname/qtreename>

        - forces snapmirror update of snapmirror destination

That’s why i posted this on community to find out ways to migrate automatically created snapshots.

I can see the option to rename the snapshot and migrate it. But it will manual task to remove the snapshots after they expires.

QSM for 32bit to 64bit data migration

It would add yet one more step to already tedious task, but how about renaming default snapshots for the migration & then renaming them back to their original names?