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Key parameters of the storage aggregate relocation start command

The storage aggregate relocation start command includes several key parameters used when relocating aggregate ownership within an HA pair.

Parameter Meaning
-node nodename Specifies the name of the node that currently owns the aggregate
-destination nodename Specifies the destination node where aggregates are to be relocated
-aggregate-list aggregate name Specifies the list of aggregate names to be relocated from source node to destination node

(This parameter accepts wildcards)

-override-vetoes true|false Specifies whether to override any veto checks during the relocation operation

Use of this option can potentially lead to longer client outage, or aggregates and volumes not coming online after the operation.

-relocate-to-higher-version true|false Specifies whether the aggregates are to be relocated to a node that is running a higher version of Data ONTAP than the source node
  • You cannot perform an aggregate relocation from a node running Data ONTAP 8.2 to a node running Data ONTAP 8.3 or higher using the -relocate-to-higher-version true parameter.

    You must first upgrade the source node to Data ONTAP 8.2.1 or higher before you can perform an aggregate relocation operation using this parameter.

    Similarly, you must upgrade to Data ONTAP 8.2.1 or higher before you can upgrade to Data ONTAP 8.3.

  • Although you can perform aggregate relocation between nodes running different minor versions of Data ONTAP (for example, 8.2.1 to 8.2.2, or 8.2.2 to 8.2.1), you cannot perform an aggregate relocation operation from a higher major version to a lower major version (for example, 8.3 to 8.2.2).
-override-destination-checks true|false Specifies if the aggregate relocation operation should override the check performed on the destination node

Use of this option can potentially lead to longer client outage, or aggregates and volumes not coming online after the operation.