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Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

I have a customer who is trying to add a volume to a dataset that uses QSM for backups, but when he adds it to the dataset, the conformance check indicates that it will create a new volume for this relationship on another aggregate in the dataset instead of putting it in the same volume as the other source volume in the dataset.  Here is some config info:

Dataset:

SourceVol1=2GB, 495GB used, 0GB snapreserve

Resource pool has 7 aggregates

SourceVol1's aggregate has 3.6TB of space available

SourceVol2, the volume to be added, is 2GB, 450GB used, 0GB snapreserve

When I try to add SourceVol2 it wants to provision a new 2.64TB volume on another aggregate in the resource pool.

Why is it doing this?  I want it to put it into the same volume as SourceVol1's backup.  Dynamic secondary resize is enabled. dpMaxFanInRatio is 100.

I have enough space in that aggregate.   And yes, I'm adding it as a qtree, /vol/SourceVol2/-, not a volume. 

So, we manually increased the destination volume of SourceVol1 and it behaves like we want, putting the backup into the same volume as SourceVol1.

It looks as if dpDynamicSecondarySizing is not working for some reason.

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

Hi Todd,

     Dynamic Secondary Sizing / Fan-In happens only when the following conditions are satisfied, 

  • Maxrelspersecondaryvolume - is not exceeded which is 50 by default.
  • PlatformDedupeLimit -- If the volume is dedeup enabled resizing the secondary volume becasue of multiple source volume should still be within the limit.
  • Volume Language.--- If the source volume languages are different they can be Fan-Ined to same destination volumes as it causes problems during restore.

The DSS is calculates as follows

PM  uses DSS (disabled when upgraded from 3.7)

Projected Secondary Size = 1.1 * maximum  [(2.0 * Primary Current Used Size), (1.2 * Primary Volume Total Size)]

1.1 is a fixed value

2.0 is set by an  option A

1.2 is set by an option B

If dpMaxFanInRatio is > 1, the primary volume sizes are replaced by the sum of all volumes fanning into the secondary volume.

Rule of thumb

Volume used < 60% then1.32x source volume total size

Volume used > 60% then 2.2x source volume used size

Option Name: dpDynamicSecondarySizing

Hope this helps

Regards

adai


Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

Yup.  All the critera is met, but it still is attempting to provision a new volume for the qtree on a different aggregate in the resource pool, eventhough there is plenty of room in the aggregate where we want it to go.  However, if we manually resize the volume in which we want this new QSM relationship to reside before we conform it, it puts it there upon conforming.  There is no good reason to provision a new volume, like it wants to do.  For some reason it will not resize automatically.

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

Hi Todd,

               The other reason could be that when trying to increase(Resize the volume) the over commitment of the containing aggr can exceed which would prevent the volume from re-sizing.Adding some extra logging would tell why exactly its creating a new volume. Also what is the max fan-in ratio ? Would a webex be possible to find out the root cause ?

Regards

adai

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

So, looking at the over commit thresholds, It does not appear that this is the issue.  Also, we have observed behavior where we have 3 qtrees in a volume to snapmirror and DPM attempts to create 1 volume with 2 qtrees and another volume with 1 qtree all in the same aggregate on the destination. So it does not seem to point to a space issue on the aggregate per se.   Do we have the logic for this provisioning proccess documented somewhere?  Maybe we can divine from that where and why it is doing this. 

Also, dpMaxFanInRatio=100

thanks!

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

Hi Todd,

     Let go a quick webex to see whats happening. BTW what version of DFM are you running ?

Regards

adai

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

I would, but it is a secured site and no way to do it...

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

Is it possible to run with testpoints and return the logs ? Or even that is not possible ? BTW what is the version of DFM that you are currenlty using.

Regards

adai

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

Hi

I have the exact same issue. Was there a solution?

Thanks

Re: Dynamic Secondary Volume Resize not Working

What is your issue ? What version of DFM/OCUM are you running ? What type of relationship are you trying to create ? What is the error message you get.

Regards

adai