Extending the Main Database Storage Pool
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Extending the Main Database Storage Pool

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CTERA recommends changing the storage with the help of CTERA Support.

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. Open the Hyper-V Manager.
    2. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Shut Down....
    3. Confirm shutting down the instance.
    4. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Settings....
      The Settings window is displayed.
  2. Attach a VHDX drive to the CTERA Portal server, by doing the following:
    1. Select SCSI Controller, under Hardware and then Hard Drive under the SCSI Controller options.
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    2. Click Add.
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    3. Specify the SCSI Controller to use and the location for the hard drive.
    4. Click New under the Virtual Hard Disk option.
      The New Virtual Hard Disk wizard opens, displaying the Choose Disk Format window.
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    5. Select the disk format you want, VHD or VHDX, and click Next.
      The Choose Disk Type window is displayed.
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    6. Select the type of disk you want and click Next.
      The Specify Name and Location window is displayed.
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    7. Specify a name to identify the disk and a location for it and click Next.
      The Configure Disk window is displayed.
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    8. Specify the size for the disk and click Next.
      The Completing the New Virtual Hard Disk wizard window is displayed, showing the details of the new disk.
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    9. Click Finish.
    10. Click Apply.
  3. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Start.
  4. Extend the CTERA Storage Pool, by doing the following:
    1. Log in as root to the 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 located in the previous step.
      The main database storage pool is extended.
    5. To view the storage pool size, run the following command: df –h /usr/local/lib/ctera
    6. 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:
    7. Log in as root user to each CTERA Portal server over SSH.
    8. Run the following command to start the portal services: portal-manage.sh start

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