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3PAR disk scrubbing and saving configuration

Mark Smithers
Regular Advisor

3PAR disk scrubbing and saving configuration

Hello All,

 

I need to undertake the following and was wondering if anyone has done the same:

 

1) Save the configuraiton of a 7400 - CPGs, AO config, ports, iSCSI configuration, replication configuraiton, host configuration etc

2) Wipe the array as if it never saw any data at all. - Can this be done on a 3PAR????

3) Move the array from one location to another

4) Rebuild the array

5) re-write the configuration

6) Start the re-sync of the array to the original data source.

 

If anyone can help, that would be fantastic.

 

Cheers

Mark

 

4 REPLIES
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: 3PAR disk scrubbing and saving configuration

>1) Save the configuration - CPGs, AO config, ports, iSCSI, replication, host configuration

 

I'm not sure if there is any good way other than scripting the output of the show commands.  There is the -csvtable

option.

 

>2) Wipe the array as if it never saw any data at all.

 

You need to talk to Support.  There is a way to do this, used when demo equipment is returned.

Basically all of the chunklets are re-initialized.

Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: 3PAR disk scrubbing and saving configuration

The Service Processor already periodically collects the configuration. It is a very large collection of show* commands.

 

The physical disks are initialized during what is called the Out-Of-The-Box process. This is typically done by HP Support:

Put it 'Back-In-The-Box'.

Move the array.

Get it 'Out-Of-The-Box'.

Configure according to the previously saved config report.

 

Why do you want to wipe the array, when you are going to rebuild, recreate the configuration, and re-sync?


Note: While I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company.
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Mikko1
Occasional Contributor

Re: 3PAR disk scrubbing and saving configuration

Hi,

Has anyone resolved this issue? Is threre a backup tool in 3par? Or what is the best practice to save config then run config?

Thanks!

Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: 3PAR disk scrubbing and saving configuration

Read my earlier response. The Service Processor collects the configuration three times a day. It is a collection of SHOW commands.

 

If you reinitialize the array, you will need to read the latest CONFIG report from the SP, log in to the CLI/ssh interface, and type in approrpriate commands.

There is no tool.


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