Moving a volume from a 32bit aggregate to a 64bit aggregate
2017-02-13 08:29 AM
We are currently running Ontap version 8.1.4P8 in our 7Mode filer - in the filer we have 1 32bit aggregate which is pretty much 100% full and a 64bit aggregate with plenty of space.
I am planning to move one of the volumes from the 32bit aggregate over to 64 bit aggregate using the following method:
- Create a volume on the 64bit aggr the same size as the source volume on the 32bit aggr.
- Create a snapmirror relationship with 32bit volume as the source and the 64bit volume as the destination.
- Start the snapmirror relationship so the data can be copied from source to destination.
- Terminate CIFS on the vfiler (outage arranged and users infomed).
- Run a final update so both source and destination are in sync.
- Break the snapmirror relationship so the destination volume is accessible.
- Take a copy of the /etc/cifsconfig_share.cfg from the root volume of the vfiler.
- Rename source volumes to _ORIG
- Rename destination volumes to what the original volumes were called
- Take a copy of the /etc/cifsconfig_share.cfg and rename the file to /etc/cifsconfig_share_POST_VOLUME_change.cfg
- Copy the version of /etc/cifsconfig_share.cfg taken in step 7 and make it the current version.
- Restart CIFS.
- Test share access.
The volume has many cifs shares configured at the filer end so copying the /etc/cifsconfig_share.cfg back seems the easiest way of doing it.
Please let me know if the above looks ok - I have tested in on a test volume and I was able to browse the cifs shares post the change.
The volume only holds CIFS shares - no NFS present.
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Re: Moving a volume from a 32bit aggregate to a 64bit aggregate
2017-02-15 01:21 AM
Has anyone used a similar method to the one outlined below? I am intersted to hear views on people that have carried out a similar type of work.