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Feature Request: Create snapshot on volume size modification

 
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swilson120
Occasional Advisor

Feature Request: Create snapshot on volume size modification

Coming from an Equallogic, one feature that was nice was that on a volume resize, it prompted you to create a snapshot prior to resizing.  This way if something goes wrong, the parachute opens

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Thanks,

Scott

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ndyer39
HPE Blogger
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Re: Feature Request: Create snapshot on volume size modification

Hi

Nimble Storage does this for you automatically, and has done since inception. Any change you make to a volume automatically creates a "NSS" snapshot which isn't cleared down as part of a retention policy. You'll see this in the snapshots tab.

You'll need to clear these down manually should you not wish to keep them.

Nick Dyer
Nimble Field CTO & Evangelist

twitter: @nick_dyer_
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swilson120
Occasional Advisor

Re: Feature Request: Create snapshot on volume size modification

Thanks,

 

I was trying to figure out a couple weeks ago how those got there.  I thought it was from the Vmware Volume Plugin.

Nimble Rocks!

 

Stefan21
Occasional Visitor

Re: Feature Request: Create snapshot on volume size modification

Nick,

Is there a way of finding the NSs snapshots easily to remove them?  I have noticed that they can consume a lot of space, and am looking for an easy way through the GUI, or easy script thru CLI/SSH to find them.

Thanks!
Stefan

ndyer39
HPE Blogger

Re: Feature Request: Create snapshot on volume size modification

Hi Stefan!

If you give Nimble Support a call, they can create you a custom CLI script which will search the array and purge all your 'NSS' snapshots for you. The script is custom to every customer.

Nick Dyer
Nimble Field CTO & Evangelist

twitter: @nick_dyer_