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Moving Shelves from one rack to another: can I just faill over the controller?

SEANTRACY

6240 running 8.1.3  and we need to 2 of 5 move shelves from one rack to another.   Can I fail over the controller then power down the controller and shelves, move them, power them back on and fail back?   I have two shleves I need to move.   

 

 

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aborzenkov
In this case there is no supported way to do it online. Hot shelf unplug is supported starting with 8.2.1 and even then only for shelves containing unused unowned disks.

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aborzenkov
Is there data (aggregates) on these disks?

SEANTRACY

These are production shelves with aggregates volumes. 

 

rwelshman

If you power down the shelves, any data volumes located on those shelves would not be available. So you would need an outage for those volumes, unless you can clear off the aggregates prior to the move. Are you running 7-mode or C-mode?

aborzenkov
In this case there is no supported way to do it online. Hot shelf unplug is supported starting with 8.2.1 and even then only for shelves containing unused unowned disks.

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Nikola

If it's not to late ...

 

This type of move is offline / requires extra available space.

You can unassign disks from one shelf (if you can spare the space :). Make shure it's the last one in chain.

If that goes OK, you can switch off the shelf, and move it to another rack.

Add shelf (by the book, as if it was new shelf).

Assign owner to each disk.

 

If it's OK, you can repeat procedure for each shelf.

Brute force, but might do the job.

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