2014-12-01 12:24 PM
i have to setup several snapmirror relationships between two sites both with a fas3020
has about 9TB of data/snapshots currently that needs to be setup for replication.
has about 5.5TB of data/snapshots
i have 4 total (2 in each site) spare MK14II 1TB drive shelfs.
Is there a way to do a snapmirror initialize to one of the shelfs, then ship it to the other site, attach the shelf and complete the snapmirror initialize? i have tried doing it over the wire (Site one has a 50mb pipe, site 2 has a 20mb pipe) but i kept having issues with it stopping and saying idle with restart checkpoint. Second issue is it is taking too long to complete the initial transfer.
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2014-12-01 12:49 PM
i found this thread but just wanted to confirm this is the supported method.
2014-12-02 02:34 AM
Yes, it is possible. You would need to shutdown source filer to remove shelves anyway, so there is no need to offline anything - halt filer, unplug shelves. On destination filer you can attach shevles online;l new aggregate will be detected as foreign and you will need to online it. After that just resync from source to re-create SnapMirror.