StoneFly Storage Concentrator Series
#3 – How to Expand Volumes in SAN?
Expanding a Volume
To increase the size of a volume after it is created : 1. Navigate to SAN > Volumes 2. Click on Configure Volume 3. Click Expand Volume. The Expand Volume screen should appear (like shown below).
Expanding a Volume with Campus Mirror Image
To expand a volume with a Campus Mirror image, you must follow the following steps: 1 Expand the volume used as the Campus Mirror image on the Secondary Storage Concentrator. 2 Rediscover the volume on the Primary Storage Concentrator. Verify its size. 3 Go to the “Expand Volume” GUI page on the Primary Storage Concentrator and execute the expansion.
Expanding a Volume with Asynchronous Mirror Image
To expand a volume with an Asynchronous Mirror image, you must follow the following steps: 1 Expand the volumes used as the Asynchronous Mirror image on the Remote Storage Concentrator. 2 Rediscover the volume on the Primary Storage Concentrator. Verify its size. 3 Go to the “Expand Volume” GUI page on the Primary Storage Concentrator and execute the expansion.
Expanding a Snap-enabled Live Volume
1 Select the volume you wish to expand from the drop down menu. All available resources are shown. 2 Enter the desired expansion amount in GigaBytes. The minimum expansion amount is 1 GB. The maximum size is equal to the available GBs. 3 If after expanding the volume you wish to expand the Snapspace as well, repeat the procedure for the Snapspace. 4 After the expansion is complete, you may resume taking Snapshots.
Expanding the Snapspace for a Snap-enabled Live Volume
1 An additional feature has been added that allows a user to expand the amount of the Snapspace assigned to a Snap-enabled Live Volume through the Volume Expansion menu. This feature is most useful for adjusting the space needed to hold changes in Asynchronous Mirrors. 2 Navigate to the Expansion page. Select the Snap-enabled volume from the drop down menu and select the Snapspace volume you wish to expand. Note that only the Snapspace appears on the list. The size indicated is the size of the Snapspace. (See image below) 3 The menu allows the amount of expansion to be entered for a specific resource. Enter the amount in the text box to the left of the desired Resource. 4 Click Submit. The size of the Snapspace is automatically increased.