[PVE-User] confirmation on osd replacement

Alejandro Bonilla abonilla at suse.com
Thu Nov 26 16:39:05 CET 2020

> On Nov 26, 2020, at 2:54 AM, mj <lists at merit.unu.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Yes, perhaps I should have given more details :-)
> On 11/25/20 3:03 PM, Alejandro Bonilla wrote:
>> Have a look at /etc/fstab for any disk path mounts - since I think Proxmox uses lvm mostly, you shouldn’t see a problem.
> I will, thanks!
>> What is the pool replication configuration or ec-profile? How many nodes in the cluster?
> We're 3/2 replication, no ec. It's a three-node (small) cluster, 8 filestore OSDs per node, with an SSD journal (wear evel 75%)

If it’s 3 replicas, min 2, then you should be able to clear all drives from a system at once and replace them all to minimize the amount of times the cluster will end up rebalancing.

> We will be using samsung PM833 bluestore of the same size
> (4TB spinners to 3.83GB PM833 SSDs)
>> Are you planning to remove all disks per server at once or disk by disk?
> I was planning to:
> - first add two SSDs to each server, and gradually increase their weight

Two per server to ensure the disk replacement will work as expected is a good idea - I don’t think you’ll gain anything with a gradual re-weight.

> - then, disk-by-disk, replace the 8 (old) spinners with the 6 remaining SSDs

IF you have two other replicas, then a full system disk replacement should be no trouble - especially after two other SSDs were added and most data was shuffled around.

>> Will all new drives equal or increase the disk capacity of the cluster?
> Approx equal yes.
> The aim in not to increase space.

There are other reasons why I ask, specifically based on PG count and balancing of the cluster.

> MJ

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