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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CTERA recommends changing the storage with the help of CTERAsupport 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 in to the OpenStack console and access Project > Compute > Instances.
  3. For the portal instance, under Actions select Shut Off Instance.
  4. Access Project > Compute > Volumes.
  5. Click Create Volume.
    The Create Volume screen is displayed.
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  6. Specify the details for the image.
    Volume Name – A unique name to identify the volume.
    Description – An optional description of the volume.
    Volume Source – Select No source, empty volume.
    Type – Select iscsi.
    Size – The additional size required.
    Availability Zone – Select the same availability zone used for the image.
  7. Click Create Volume.
    The volume is created. This can take a few minutes.
  8. For the new volume, under Actions select Manage Attachments.
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    The Manage Volume Attachments dialog is displayed.
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  9. Select the portal instance and click Attach Volume.
  10. Access Project > Compute > Instances.
  11. For the portal instance, under Actions select Start Instance.
  12. Extend the storage, 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 extend the data pool: portal-storage-util.sh extend_storage deviceName
      where device 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'.
  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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