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How to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA clustered using Snapmirror? one of the volumes has a LUN inside of it.

I'm looking for an informative Knowledge Base documents that explains how to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA clustered using Snapmirror?  one of the volumes has a LUN inside of it.

I've found a few articles here and there that has some info but for migrating volumes on the same controller.

Re: How to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA clustered using Snapmirror? one of the volumes has a LUN inside of it.

Hello,

This is interesting, I just completed a week ago exactly the same task. Migrated ~100 volumes containing luns from two different set of HA controllers.

I've done that using  snapmirror.

Step i used:

1. Establish snapmirror relationships

2. Set schedule for snapmirror updates

3. Define a downtime to switch over to new volume (if needed)

4. Update snapmirror

5. Break and delete snapmirror realtionship

6. Switch to new volume.

There are some few additionla steps required to cleanly complete migration, but it all depends on your enviroment.  I can provide more info / steps if needed.

Re: How to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA clustered using Snapmirror? one of the volumes has a LUN inside of it.

vims,

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Did you use Netapp KB that details all steps?

The more details you can provide me the better it is. I'm not very familiar with snapmirror and better be prepared to the unexpected so things go as smooth as possible during the migration.

Re: How to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA clustered using Snapmirror? one of the volumes has a LUN inside of it.

Hello

No i did not use KB article, just snapmirror user admin guide.

would you mind dropping me an email i can describe step by step everything 

regards

Re: How to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA cluster

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge with community.


I'm running out of space in a Snapmirror volume containing Aggregate, I want to migrate this volume to different Aggregate in the same filer and this Snapmirror has Snapvault setup to different Volume in different Aggregate.
When I try to migrate Snapmirror volume to different Aggregate using NMC --> Manage Space --> Migrate I'm getting following error:

 

The selected volume cannot be migrated for the following reasons:
1. The volume or any of its qtrees has NFS exports

 

Snapmirror Volume: xxvol10p2

Snapvault  Volume:  xxxvol10p2_2

 

Snapvault Qtree status is "snapvaulted"

 

Can someone please tell me what operations I have to perform to migrate that Volume in this case.

 


Thanks,

Yella

Re: How to migrate volumes across aggregates between two different NETAPP filers that are HA cluster