2014-11-03 02:59 AM
Right now we have an active snapmirror between Primary and Secondary site ie Singapore and HongKong.
SG is the primary and data is replicated every 5 mins to HK - which is a DR site i.e not active unless source goes donw due to some reason.
-old represents the existing filer and -new is the new filer for tech refreshing the old ones.
SG-old --> Snapmirrors --> HK-old
My plan for tech refreshing this filer is as below
Setup SM from SG-old to SG-new (in addition to current SG-old to HK-old).
During the downtime - failover services to HK-old and let all current IO's go there.
My question is - Will a resync work from HK-old to SG-new or not?
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2014-11-03 11:53 PM
If you are going to use separate shelf stacks for each of the new and old controllers, I think an easy way to do this would be by cascading the snapmirrors. Like, SG old -> HK old -> SG new -> HK new. That way you can avoid a resync. If you are planning to continue with HK old, after HK old -> SG new, you may have to do a snapmirror reverse resync. Please see "Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide" at https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1196991 for supported configurations.