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Use disks marked as spares to create new aggregate

CFINN8765

Sorry, but I'm new to NetApp.  Basically I have 48 SATA disks that are marked as spares on controllerA but are not assigned to any aggregate.  I would like to use these disks to create a new aggregate on controllerB but I am not exactly sure how to accomplish this.  Any help/guidence would be appreciated....

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aborzenkov

Yes. You first unassign them on current owner (disk assign -s unowned). It has to be done for each disk separately. Then just assign them on the partner.

Be sure to disable disk.auto_assign when doing it, otherwise disks may be magically assigned back

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CFINN8765

Is it just a matter of changing the ownership of the disks from controllerA to controllerB?

aborzenkov

Yes. You first unassign them on current owner (disk assign -s unowned). It has to be done for each disk separately. Then just assign them on the partner.

Be sure to disable disk.auto_assign when doing it, otherwise disks may be magically assigned back

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CFINN8765

thanks for that final tip, marked yours as correct.  :^)

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