Deleating volume in Provisioning\Protection Manager

Hi - I am trying to figure out how to restore a deleted volume in Provisioning manager. When you try to restore to its original location, PM fails as it tries to look for a deleted volume.

As a workaround I manually created a volume on the Filer with same name. Started a restore from PM.  Restore worked fine but PM doesn’t pick up manually created volume as a result any protection policies didn't work on manually created volume.

I then manually created a SM relationship for restored volume and import into DS.

Is this right method to restore volume and import into Dataset or is there another straight forward method?

Deleating volume in Provisioning\Protection Manager

Problem with above procedure is when you create a manual SM relation it has to rebaseline.

Deleating volume in Provisioning\Protection Manager

Hi Muhammad,

                     I am not clear on the scenario.Let me see if I understood it correctly.

You have a dataset with Mirror policy.

As below.

C:\>dfpm dataset list -m 214

Id         Node Name            Dataset Id Dataset Name         Member Type                                        Name

---------- -------------------- ---------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------

       215 Primary data                  214 NfsOnly              volume                                             sim1:/SourceOnly

       220 Mirror                            214 NfsOnly              volume                                             sim2:/MirrorData


Your primary is deleted, in the filer

Now you are trying to backup from Mirror node.

Is this correct ?

BTW what is the output of dfpm dataset list -m <dsid>  now when the primary is deleted.



Deleating volume in Provisioning\Protection Manager

Hi Adai, Thanks for a quick response.

Protection Policy is "Mirror then Backup". VSM source is deleted now I am trying to restore from a VSM destination using PM restore.

#dfpm dataset list

Id         Name                        Policy                      Provisioning Policy Storage Service

---------- --------------------------- --------------------------- ------------------- ---------------

      1073 test_DS1                    VSM then SV                 test_policy1

Deleating volume in Provisioning\Protection Manager

Adai, any thoughts on this?