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Welcome to my blog “randomly expressed”. I created this website to publish helpful tips. It’s mainly technology driven, but I will blog about other topics. I am a Unix sysadmin that is always looking to learn new things. My goal is to be able to share knowledge that others may find useful. xkcd.com

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ONTAP 9 system node migrate-root fails

By on September 22, 2018 in Storage, Technology with 2 Comments

The system node migrate-root command available only on ONTAP 9 or later, migrates the root aggregate of a node to a different set of disks non disruptively. The command starts a job that backs up the node configuration, creates a new aggregate, set it as new root aggregate, restores the node configuration and restores the […]

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Curator on AWS ES

By on May 12, 2017 in Storage, Technology with 1 Comment

Curator does not work on AWS Elastic Search service for version 5.x. Curator 4 & 5 require access to the /_cluster/state/metadata endpoint in order to pull metadata at IndexList initialization time for all indices. This metadata is used to determine index routing information, index sizing, index state (either open or close), aliases, and more. Curator […]

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cluster image package command fails

By on October 27, 2016 in Storage, Technology with No Comments

I was getting ready to upgrade our FAS 8040 storage array from ONTAP 8.3.2 to version 8.3.2P3 due to a critical bug fix. The link for it is here bug ID 1013396. If you are running ONTAP 8.3.2 and have volumes that are larger than 16TB then I suggest you upgrade immediately. Bug ID 1013396: […]

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Cloud data migration

By on October 22, 2016 in Storage, Technology with No Comments

The quest to migrate 27TB of data from an old onsite backup server over to an S3 bucket on AWS was an interesting task. I am replacing our old backup server that is connected to an MD3000 power vault array with a virtual machine and a AWS storage gateway. The virtual machine has 18GB of […]

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