Solved

EMC VNXe 3100 Expand Shared Folder accross multiple disk arrays

Posted on 2014-01-29
4
812 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-03
Hi

We have a EMC VNXe 3100 Unisphere which we use for backup. We recently bought a second array of 12 disk having now total of 2 arrays with each 12 1.7 Tb disk in.

We have created a storage pool called backuppool that until recent was 14 TB which is maximum with a Raid 6. On top of this storage pool we have a share folder called backup.

I have attached the second disk array, and I can add the extra disk to our BackupPool Storage pool. When I try to expand the backup folder it cannot see the extra space in the backuppool that I just added.

1. Is there a folder size limitation for share folders?
2. Is it possible og expand shared folders accross multiple disk arrays?
storage-pool.jpg
shared-folder.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:infare
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Duncan Meyers
ID: 39819411
There's a hard limit of 16TB per file system on the VNXe so I suspect that's the limit you've hit. Your best option is to create a new file system and perhaps use a mount point to access the extra space.
0
 

Author Comment

by:infare
ID: 39823661
hmm, I thought so.

Do I need to create 2 storage pools, one for each rack, with 2 shared folders each looking at each storage pool,

or

can I keep one storage pool and just create 2 shared folders on that pool each maximising available space??

Ole
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Duncan Meyers earned 500 total points
ID: 39831454
You could do it either way but if you've already added the disk, then that's it - you can't remove the drives without destroying the entire pool. I'd typically prefer to have two pools as it gives me a little bit more flexibility around expansion, but it's only a preference.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:infare
ID: 39831712
thx for quick reply
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now