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How to convert a SPARE disk as DATA disk??

NAYABRASOOL
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Hi all,

We have two spare disks out of which one we need to make as data disk can anybody help me out with command to do this. Will the "aggr add" will do please confirm.

Thanks

Nayab

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aborzenkov
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Yes, “aggr add” will do exactly that.

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aborzenkov
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Yes, “aggr add” will do exactly that.

GARDINEC_EBRD
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Be careful - adding one disk at a time to an aggregate is not a great idea if performance is of concern!!

mark_zhang
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Hi,

aggr add can work.

I was confused on the situation you met. I have 2 spare disks in the pool. But my aggr need more data space.

I run aggr add and got warning. I quit!!!

aggr add aggr1 -d 0a.26 0a.42                                                   

WARNING! Continuing with aggr add will result in a
low spares disk condition for one or more RAID groups.
Are you sure you want to continue with aggr add? n

I think it need spare disks in the pool. So how many spare disks it need? I have 2 Disk shelf, so I think maybe 2 spares.

At last, I tried add one disk, it succeed.

aggr add aggr1 -d 0a.26     

Addition of 1 disk to the aggregate has completed.

So I think it is better left one spare for pool.

cedric_renauld
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sure !

You NEED a mimnimum of ONE spare disk by pool

it's mandatory

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