Hi Mark, that’s great advice, thanks! I’m always grateful for the knowledge.
What about the issue with the pools containing a CephFS though? Is it something where I can just turn off the MDS, copy the pools and rename them back to the original name, then restart the MDS? Agreed about using smaller numbers. When I went to using seven disks, I was getting warnings about too few PGs per OSD. I’m sure this is something one learns to cope with via experience and I’m still picking that up. Had hoped not I get in a bind like this so quickly, but hey, here I am again :) > On Feb 8, 2019, at 01:53, Marc Roos <m.r...@f1-outsourcing.eu> wrote: > > > There is a setting to set the max pg per osd. I would set that > temporarily so you can work, create a new pool with 8 pg's and move data > over to the new pool, remove the old pool, than unset this max pg per > osd. > > PS. I am always creating pools starting 8 pg's and when I know I am at > what I want in production I can always increase the pg count. > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Brian Topping [mailto:brian.topp...@gmail.com] > Sent: 08 February 2019 05:30 > To: Ceph Users > Subject: [ceph-users] Downsizing a cephfs pool > > Hi all, I created a problem when moving data to Ceph and I would be > grateful for some guidance before I do something dumb. > > > 1. I started with the 4x 6TB source disks that came together as a > single XFS filesystem via software RAID. The goal is to have the same > data on a cephfs volume, but with these four disks formatted for > bluestore under Ceph. > 2. The only spare disks I had were 2TB, so put 7x together. I sized > data and metadata for cephfs at 256 PG, but it was wrong. > 3. The copy went smoothly, so I zapped and added the original 4x 6TB > disks to the cluster. > 4. I realized what I did, that when the 7x2TB disks were removed, > there were going to be far too many PGs per OSD. > > > I just read over https://stackoverflow.com/a/39637015/478209, but that > addresses how to do this with a generic pool, not pools used by CephFS. > It looks easy to copy the pools, but once copied and renamed, CephFS may > not recognize them as the target and the data may be lost. > > Do I need to create new pools and copy again using cpio? Is there a > better way? > > Thanks! Brian > > _______________________________________________ ceph-users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.ceph.com/listinfo.cgi/ceph-users-ceph.com