P2000 G3 snapshot

 
easiiis
Occasional Contributor

P2000 G3 snapshot

Hi All, Happy new years and best wiches. I need to implement snapshot on a P2000 G3. I 've seen in documentation that the first time a snapshot is done a standard volume (My type of volume) will be convert to a master volume to add the snap-pool. Could it be done even if the volume is in use ? Is there an interrupt of I/O during the process ? Thanks for your answer, and sorry for my english :-)
6 REPLIES 6
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 snapshot

Hello,

I do not have exact experience with this, but why don't you try create new small lun which is not in productio and create snapshot on it?

Jan

easiiis
Occasional Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 snapshot

HI, Thanks for your answer. But I could not do that because I have no space left. What I can do is to reduce the volume to freeing space. But new question (I'm beginner with P2000) volume resizing could it be done when volume are used ?
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 snapshot

uhh, reducing the lud could by really tricky. Your host operating system must suport it. It is not very good idea.

Probably I will try snapshots on our system and let you know.

 

Jan

easiiis
Occasional Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 snapshot

Hi Jan,

 

Big big thanks if you could try on your sytem.

easiiis
Occasional Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 snapshot

Hi,

 

I have an answer from HP. They said that the volume convert could be done online. There's no impact on the production. I will launch and confirm or not ......

Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 snapshot

Ahh, great news.