Archive for the ‘Storage’ Category

How to clean up broken NetApp disk labels

Friday, January 24th, 2014 Posted in NetApp, Storage | No Comments »

Had a challenge today trying to use NetApp disks that we're provisioned in Clustered Data OnTAP 8.2 on a system reverted to 8.1.4, found this useful tidbit here, and easily cleared the labels making the disks usable again. filercluster::>node run -node ...

Illumos shows what it brings to the party.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Storage, ZFS | No Comments »

It seems Oracle isn't the only one interested in progressing ZFS beyond where SUN had left it. The addition of SCSI UNMAP support to Nexenta and later the Illumos project, and lack of said support in Solaris proper, seems ...

How to stop an mdadm resync.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 Posted in Linux, Storage | No Comments »

After reading through the manpage for mdadm and struggling with attempts to kill the resync processes manually I came across the checkarray command. To stop an active resync of all md raid devices "/usr/share/mdadm/checkarray -xa". To stop a specific device ...