We have an A300 with a single shelf of disk. We want to maximize our data capacity in a single aggregate. The disk size is 3.8TB SSD. All of the scenarios run in the sizing tool by our VARs say we can get a single aggregate across two 23 disk raid groups for a total of 71.49 TB. However when I try to build the aggregate I am only able to add the 23. How do I add the other 23?
So that is the tool. I am trying to do this on the AFF. For reasons I will not go into, we need to have the biggest aggregate we can as we have an SVM with 55TB of volumes that needs to move off of another FAS. So two 32 TB aggregates are not going to cut it.
We do have multiple volumes it is just one of them is humongous. That volume also has 135,853,357 inodes so any king of a copy like xcopy is going to take forever. I do not know how it was allowed to get this big but it is up to me to fix it until we can get the size down to something manageable.
I did it the hard way since there isn't an easy way. Using advanced mode I assigned the data1 and data2 partitions to the single node and was able to create one single aggregate using all of the partitions. However that did not leave enough spares for the other node to do a core dump in the case of a panic.