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Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

 
Chris Rasmussen [FAU]
Frequent Advisor

Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Hi all,

In CV EVA we've got a whole load of folders that were created by a previous storage guy - unfortunately the structure pretty much sucks.

I want to move them around but don't really want to have to move each individual vdisk to a new folder manually.

Can I move an entire vdisk folder into another folder? If so, how?

Thanks!
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Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Chris, the folder arrangement in CV is totally for your "admin" purposes. You can move them around. Click on the LUN and you will see a MOVE button on the right. Just follow the prompts.
Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Just to clarify, you can move the LUNs, but not the folders.
Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

And you can also move HOSTS but not the host folders.
Chris Rasmussen [FAU]
Frequent Advisor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Thanks Marcus - I know that though.

What I was asking is if it's possible to move an ENTIRE folder to another folder. For example, I've got this folder:

\Virtual Disks\Exchange

That folder contains ~20 vdisks and I want to move the 'Exchange' folder to:

\Virtual Disks\Applications

I know I can do this individually per vdisk using the Move button but I don't want to have to move each vdisk 1 at a time ... I want to move the the whole 'Exchange' folder AND all the vdisks that are currently in it to \Virtual Disks\Applications. :)
Chris Rasmussen [FAU]
Frequent Advisor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Haha we answered at the same time.

Thanks for clarifying - I was hoping I might be able to do it using SSSU but I can't.

Oh well.
Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Maybe someone from the StorageWorks group is watching and might put it in the next release. :-)
Chris Rasmussen [FAU]
Frequent Advisor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

It's something I've wanted since before CV 9.0 so I doubt it. We can hope though! :)
Sheldon Smith
HPE Pro

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

I'm looking at the CommandView 9.2 SSSU manual. You are going to need a combination of "ADD FOLDER" and "MOVE VDISK" / "MOVE HOST" commands. Perhaps something with Perl to read a Capture Config file and massage the vdisk strings?

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Chris Rasmussen [FAU]
Frequent Advisor

Re: Move entire virtual disk folder - possible?

Yeah a combination of those commands would work just fine. I was looking for a "MOVE FOLDER" command though.

Move vdisk is what I've already ended up doing.