Edition Standard edition of DataFabric Manager server
Data ONTAP Operating Mode 7-Mode
# du -sh /opt/NTAPdfm/data/ /opt/NTAPdfm/perfdata/
* Those posts are about a year old. Do they still hold true ? Is the "dfm volume delete -f" still a most elegant way to permanently delete object in v5.1 ? I presume that corresponding -f flag exists also for qtree and lun.
* We have a control over SOAP calls to DFM that do LUN deletion. Is there a way in SOAP to specify that I want to permanently delete the LUN also from DFM database ? I haven't found it..
* The size of our db backup is growing rapidly. Can we at least remove perfdata from backup ?
The product doesn't do it on a periodic basis even in version 5.1. But we have done quite a bit of improvement in in OCUM 5.2 during the upgrade process were we purge all these stale instances and keep the embedded db in clean state.
For versions until 5.1 we have a utility called dfmpurge which will remove all these stale instances but requires down time. The utility has 2 modes and gives the estimation of downtime required as well. In most cases it shouldn't take more than 30mins to cleanup.
Pls take a look at this video ( 3.43 Mins) and read the KB on how this tool works.