Thanks Hector. So many things going through my head and I totally forgot to explore if just turning off the warnings (if only until I get more disks) was an option.
This is 1000% more sensible for sure. > On Feb 8, 2019, at 7:19 PM, Hector Martin <hec...@marcansoft.com> wrote: > > My practical suggestion would be to do nothing for now (perhaps tweaking > the config settings to shut up the warnings about PGs per OSD). Ceph > will gain the ability to downsize pools soon, and in the meantime, > anecdotally, I have a production cluster where we overshot the current > recommendation by 10x due to confusing documentation at the time, and > it's doing fine :-) > > Stable multi-FS support is also coming, so really, multiple ways to fix > your problem will probably materialize Real Soon Now, and in the > meantime having more PGs than recommended isn't the end of the world. > > (resending because the previous reply wound up off-list) > > On 09/02/2019 10.39, Brian Topping wrote: >> Thanks again to Jan, Burkhard, Marc and Hector for responses on this. To >> review, I am removing OSDs from a small cluster and running up against >> the “too many PGs per OSD problem due to lack of clarity. Here’s a >> summary of what I have collected on it: >> >> 1. The CephFS data pool can’t be changed, only added to. >> 2. CephFS metadata pool might be rebuildable >> via https://www.spinics.net/lists/ceph-users/msg29536.html, but the >> post is a couple of years old, and even then, the author stated that >> he wouldn’t do this unless it was an emergency. >> 3. Running multiple clusters on the same hardware is deprecated, so >> there’s no way to make a new cluster with properly-sized pools and >> cpio across. >> 4. Running multiple filesystems on the same hardware is considered >> experimental: >> http://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/cephfs/experimental-features/#multiple-filesystems-within-a-ceph-cluster. >> It’s unclear what permanent changes this will effect on the cluster >> that I’d like to use moving forward. This would be a second option >> to mount and cpio across. >> 5. Importing pools (ie `zpool export …`, `zpool import …`) from other >> clusters is likely not supported, so even if I created a new cluster >> on a different machine, getting the pools back in the original >> cluster is fraught. >> 6. There’s really no way to tell Ceph where to put pools, so when the >> new drives are added to CRUSH, everything starts rebalancing unless >> `max pg per osd` is set to some small number that is already >> exceeded. But if I start copying data to the new pool, doesn’t it fail? >> 7. Maybe the former problem can be avoided by changing the weights of >> the OSDs... >> >> >> All these options so far seem either a) dangerous or b) like I’m going >> to have a less-than-pristine cluster to kick off the next ten years >> with. Unless I am mistaken in that, the only options are to copy >> everything at least once or twice more: >> >> 1. Copy everything back off CephFS to a `mdadm` RAID 1 with two of the >> 6TB drives. Blow away the cluster and start over with the other two >> drives, copy everything back to CephFS, then re-add the freed drive >> used as a store. Might be done by the end of next week. >> 2. Create a new, properly sized cluster on a second machine, copy >> everything over ethernet, then move the drives and the >> `/var/lib/ceph` and `/etc/ceph` back to the cluster seed. >> >> >> I appreciate small clusters are not the target use case of Ceph, but >> everyone has to start somewhere! >> >> _______________________________________________ >> ceph-users mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://lists.ceph.com/listinfo.cgi/ceph-users-ceph.com >> > > > -- > Hector Martin (hec...@marcansoft.com) > Public Key: https://mrcn.st/pub _______________________________________________ ceph-users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.ceph.com/listinfo.cgi/ceph-users-ceph.com