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Re-creating the vFiler unit on a replacement storage system

You can re-create the original vFiler unit on a replacement storage system if the original storage system is damaged beyond repair.

Steps

  1. Boot the replacement storage system.
  2. Stop the disaster recovery vFiler unit by using the vfiler stop command.
  3. Prepare the new vFiler unit on the original storage system (or its replacement).
  4. To update the data on the original storage system for each volume and qtree owned by the new vFiler unit, enter the following commands on the original storage system (or its replacement):
    snapmirror break name
    snapmirror resync -S disaster_recovery_filer:name production_filer:name

    disaster_recovery_filer is the name of the disaster recovery storage system.

    production_filer is the name of the original storage system.

    name is the volume name or path name of the qtree.

    Example

    For the volume vol1, enter the following commands:

    snapmirror break drfiler:vol1
    snapmirror resync -S drfiler:vol1 prfiler:vol1

    Example

    For the qtree qtree1, enter the following commands:

    snapmirror break drfiler:/vol/vol2/qtree1
    snapmirror resync -S drfiler:/vol/vol2/qtree1 prfiler:/vol/vol2/qtree1

  5. Create the new vFiler unit on the original storage system (or its replacement).

    The original vFiler unit is now reactivated on the original storage system or its replacement.

  6. Reinstate the disaster recovery vFiler unit on the disaster recovery storage system:
    If the storage elements for the vFiler unit are... Then...
    Volumes On the disaster recovery storage system, enter the following command:
    vfiler dr resync [-l authinfo] [-a alt-remote, alt-local] [-c secure] [-s] original_vfilername@original_filer
    Qtrees
    1. On the disaster recovery storage system, destroy the disaster recovery vFiler unit by entering the following command on the disaster recovery hosting storage system:
      vfiler destroy vfilername

      vfilername is the name of the original vFiler unit.

    2. On the disaster recovery storage system, re-create the disaster recovery vFiler unit.