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Moving NSS LUNs/Pools/Volumes to a different server

Was wondering if there was an easy way for our SAN guys to just 'pick up' a LUN and point it at a new server. I'm sure I'm over simplifying or missing something, but it seems as simple as...

Deactivate the pool
Blow away the edirectory objects (both pool and volume objects??)
San guys do their thing
Rescan or reboot on new server
Activate the pools
DSrepairs to recreate the objects?

Netware 6.5 SP7 (yes, I know it's old and probably out of support). Thanks for any help.
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Re: Moving NSS LUNs/Pools/Volumes to a different server

On 18.02.2011 21:06, itstrizzo wrote:
>
> Was wondering if there was an easy way for our SAN guys to just 'pick
> up' a LUN and point it at a new server. I'm sure I'm over simplifying or
> missing something, but it seems as simple as...
>
> Deactivate the pool
> Blow away the edirectory objects (both pool and volume objects??)
> San guys do their thing
> Rescan or reboot on new server
> Activate the pools
> DSrepairs to recreate the objects?
>
> Netware 6.5 SP7 (yes, I know it's old and probably out of support).
> Thanks for any help.


Yes, that's perfectly possible, with one caveat: If you have any other
object poiinting an attribute to the volume object(s), those will go
lost because you delte the volume objects in eDir. The prime example for
this is the home directory attribute of users. If there are no home dris
on those volumes, or they aren't configured with their respective
attributes in the user objects, you should have totally no problem. If
there are home dirs, there are tools to "repair" or reset those (search
for "homes" on cool solutions for one), or alternatively (unsupported),
you can use e.g LDAP to modify the hostserver attribute of the volume
objects instead of deleteing/recreating them.

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jgray Absent Member.
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Re: Moving NSS LUNs/Pools/Volumes to a different server

After you have moved the pools to the new server. Go into either iManager or console 1 and delete the pool and volume obejects. Then use nssm to recreate them. Pretty easy.

jgray
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itstrizzo Absent Member.
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Re: Moving NSS LUNs/Pools/Volumes to a different server

jgray;2077884 wrote:
After you have moved the pools to the new server. Go into either iManager or console 1 and delete the pool and volume obejects. Then use nssm to recreate them. Pretty easy.

jgray


Thanks MROSEN for the reply

Have a question for jgray..not sure I'm familiar with how to recreate a pool/volume object using NSSMU. Would it be under Pools/Update NDS?
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jgray Absent Member.
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Re: Moving NSS LUNs/Pools/Volumes to a different server

Yes, and then you do the same thing for the volumes.

jgray
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