Force Data Storage Directory Rotation
I'm in the process of provisioning a new set of DSDs for my LS cluster. A new directory has been set up but is having problems and I need to force enVision to rotate back to the original volumes. I've set the new (bad) location as unreadable and unwritable and used the lsmaint -nextDSD with the force option, but the bad directory is still selected as active. This has persisted across locator and collector service restarts and full system restarts.
How can I force a rotation to a new DSD immediately? My temp location on my LC is filling up and I don't know how to tell it to send data to the old, working locations.
As per the Online Help,
Tip: To make a location the active drive, uncheck the Allow Write Access check box on each of the other locations. This forces that location to become the active drive at the top of the next GMT day.
Also can you access the required storage locations through 'My Computer' of your envision appliance?
Thanks, Rahul. I'm familiar with the standard GUI method of changing directories. In this case, I had rotated (at midnight GMT) to a DSD that was experiencing problems and needed to fall back to another DSD immediately. The lsmaint command (also documented in the help files) has a nextDSD force option which is supposed to do to just that. In running the command, storage was left on the current (bad) DSD. This persisted for several reboots and eventually resolved on it's own (prior to midnight GMT but still several hours after executing the command).
Still left unclear how this process works. I tried digging through the iSQL interface and found the storagelocations table which has the definitions of the DSDs, but no entry to indicate which is active. If anyone knows where that configuration setting lies outside the GUI, that would be terrific information.