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Status Submitted
Workspace PowerVC
Created by Guest
Created on May 5, 2022

Retype (migrate) volume between mirrored storage templates (different pools, same storage provider)


If you have a mirrored volume in PowerVC (Storage-Template-A) and you have to retype (migrate) this to also mirroed Storage-Template-B for any reason, this didn't work/isn't supported.

Most customers, which do have a SVC, are using mirroring between pools to have high availibility. Therefore they also use the often the streched cluster feature of SVC. So they do have 50% of SVC in datacenter room 1 and the the other 50% in datacenter room 2. In each room they do have also a storage box "behind" the SVC, lets say pool-1 and pool-2. And PowerVC do support such a scenario. But if the pools are full, or the storage boxes have to be replaced, how should hundreds of volumes being moved form pool1/pool2 to the new pool3/pool4 ?

The log way is to migrate the volume outside from PowerVC (with SVC commnds), and then fix the information in PowerVC for the volume ...
# powervc-config storage set-template ...

Not the best solution, if you have a management tool like PowerVC ...

Plese provide this feature in PowerVC with the retype function.

And don't forget to update the REST API ;-)

Idea priority High