Increasing the Data or Archive Pool Size
  • 06 Dec 2022
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Increasing the Data or Archive Pool Size

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Note

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

To increase the storage:

  1. For each CTERA Portal instance you have installed, stop CTERA Portal services, by doing the following:
    1. Open an SSH session to the CTERA Portal instance.
    2. Log in as root user.
    3. Run the command to stop the CTERA Portal services: portal-manage.sh stop
  2. Log on to the Hyper-V Manager.
  3. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Shut Down....
  4. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Settings....
    The Settings window is displayed.
  5. Attach a VHDX drive to the CTERA Portal server, by doing the following:
    1. Select IDE Controller, under Hardware and then Hard Drive under the IDE Controller options.
    2. Click Add.
    3. Specify the controller and location for the hard drive.
    4. Click New under the Virtual hard disk option.
      The New Virtual Hard Disk wizard is displayed.
    5. Select the disk format you want, VHD or VHDX, and click Next.
      The Choose Disk Type window is displayed.
    6. Select the type of disk you want and click Next.
      The Specify Name and Location window is displayed.
    7. Specify a name to identify the disk and a location for it and click Next.
      The Configure Disk window is displayed.
    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.
    9. Click Finish.
    10. Click Apply and the OK.
  6. Right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Start.
  7. Extend the storage 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 extend the data pool: portal-storage-util.sh extend_storage deviceName
      Where deviceName is the device name identified when you ran fdisk -l.
      Run the following command to extend the archive pool: portal-storage-util.sh extend_db_archive_pool device
      Where device is the device name identified when you ran fdisk -l.
      For example: portal-storage-util.sh extend_db_archive_pool sde
  8. For each CTERA Portal instance, 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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