Perform File System Actions

After you have created at least one file system, you can perform multiple file system-related actions:

Action

Description

Stop

Stops the file system.

Start

Starts the file system.

Start and Activate

Both starts and activates the file system in one step, saving you the time of starting and activating separately.

Start and Mount

Both starts and mounts the file system in one step, saving you the time of starting and mounting separately.

Activate

Activates the file system.

Mount

Mounts the file system.

Unmount

Unmounts the file system.

Make

Makes the file system.

Update

Applies configuration changes to the file system.

Note: This option may trigger a temporary stall as the file system is updated. If a managed file system is modified a new metadata dump may be generated.

Check

Initiates a check of the file system. You should perform a check if you plan to expand and migrate the file system. This operation could take a significant amount of time depending on the size of the file system, so plan accordingly.

Expand

Expands the file system in preparation for migration. This option can be used to add stripe groups to a file system. Ensure that all needed disks are visible before starting this process.

Note: This option may trigger a temporary stall as the file system is updated. If a managed file system is modified a new metadata dump may be generated.
StorNext does not support expansion on stripe groups containing mixed-sized LUNs. For example, if you create a file system that has two different-sized disks in a userdata only stripe group and then attempt to add a new disk to that stripe group and expand it, the expansion will fail.

Note: For Window MDCs and Linux MDCs that do not have the StorNex GUI functionality available, see Using Resource Allocation From the Command Line in the StorNext 5 User's Guide.

Migrate

Migrates the file system after expansion. This option is used to migrate data or metadata off of existing storage. If migrating metadata the metadata will be migrated without changing the metadata layout. If a data stripe group is being migrated, data will be moved from a selected stripe group to other stripe groups.