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Extending the CTERA Main Database Storage Pool

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To extend the CTERA main database storage pool:

  1. For each CTERA Portal instance you have installed, stop CTERA services, by doing the following:
    1. Log in to your Azure portal and in the main Azure portal menu, click Virtual machines (classic).
    2. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Stop.
    3. Confirm shutting down the instance.
  2. Click Disks, to add a disk to the virtual machine.
    The disks attached to the virtual machine are displayed.
  3. Click Attach new.
    The Attach new disk blade is displayed.
  4. Enter a unique name to identify the disk.
  5. In the Size field, enter the size of the disk. The maximum size you can define is 1023GB.
  6. Leave the Host caching field with the default None value.
  7. Click Location to specify the storage account.
    The Storage accounts blade is displayed.
  8. Select the storage account for the disk.
    The **Containers **blade is displayed.
  9. Select a container and click Select.
  10. Click OK in the Attach new disk blade.
    The disk is created and attached to the virtual machine.
  11. Extend the CTERA Storage Pool, by doing the following:
    1. Log in as root to your CTERA Portal server over SSH.
    2. Run the following command to identify the name of the device you attached: fdisk –l
      Locate the device name according to its size and usage information.
    3. Run the following command to stop the portal services: portal-manage.sh stop
    4. Run the following command to extend the CTERA Storage Pool:
      portal-storage-util.sh extend_storage deviceName
      Where deviceName is the device name copied in the previous step.
      The main database storage pool is extended.
  12. To view the storage pool size, run the following command: df –h /usr/local/lib/ctera
  13. For each CTERA Portal instance you installed, starting from the CTERA Portal main database and proceeding to the application servers, start CTERA Portal services by doing the following:
    1. Log in as root user to each CTERA Portal server over SSH.
    2. Run the following command to start the portal services: portal-manage.sh start

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