More than a few times i had a customer ask me to bring online SVMDRs in test environments and separate network.
Problems arises when they also would like to keep the replication going.
This was much easier in 7-mode having to just flexclone the volumes and recreate the vfiler from the vfiler_root and the replication would happily continue on the parent volumes.
As i understand it, right now we are only able to either:
- Initialize a new replica on a secondary "bin" SVM, effectively doubling the space needed to keep duplicate data.
- Flexclone the volumes from the svmdr to another svm, saving on data usage but having considarably more effort to correctly re-setup the svm's policies\shares\namespace.
Also you cant create an svmdr relationship from a destination svmdr (on the same cluster) and you cant create more than one svmdr relationship from a source.
I remember reading about an SVMDR "test" feature, but i can't find any reference of it anywere,
Am I missing something?