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How to Format the drives on a netapp FAS 8020 Filer

Hi,

 

I just installed a SAS Shelve from an FAS 3100 Filer to our new FAS 8020 Cluster. I need some suggestion on how I can format the data from the old Filer? Does I need to use the Disk Sanitazion command?  Here is a list of the SAS Disk:

 

data 1d.01.23 1d 1 23 SA:B - SAS 15000 560000/1146880000 560208/1147307688
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
Raid group is missing 15 disks.

RAID group /aggr4/plex0/rg1 (partial, block checksums)

RAID Disk Device HA SHELF BAY CHAN Pool Type RPM Used (MB/blks) Phys (MB/blks)
--------- ------ ------------- ---- ---- ---- ----- -------------- --------------
dparity FAILED N/A 560000/ -
parity FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data FAILED N/A 560000/ -
data 1d.01.22 1d ? ? SA:A - SAS 15000 560000/1146880000 560208/1147307688
Raid group is missing 6 disks.

Re: How to Format the drives on a netapp FAS 8020 Filer

Plug them back into the 3100, delete the aggrs, and remove disk ownership. Then move them to the new cluster.

Re: How to Format the drives on a netapp FAS 8020 Filer

Unfortunatly the Disk Shelve is on another site were the old Filer currently at. To do that, I will very much take out the either the old filer or the shelve of disk to there respective sites.

Re: How to Format the drives on a netapp FAS 8020 Filer

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There is a procedure to recover from that scenario. It involves setting a hidden option to reenable the aggr destroy command in the nodeshell.

Try KB 1013046

Re: How to Format the drives on a netapp FAS 8020 Filer

Thanks for the Article. I was able to delete the Foreign Aggregates by following all the steps on the KB.