Using the destination file system for other purposes
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In some cases, you may want to stop replicating data to a destination and use the replicated file system as a read-write file system for applications or to recover some data for the source files system.
The exact steps you take depend on the purpose, but here are some guidelines:
If the source cluster is not available (for example, in a disaster situation), you can run the Replication> job disable command on the destination cluster. If you run the Replication> job disable command from the destination cluster, include both the job_name and the link_name to uniquely identify the job.
If you do not want to use destination file system as primary file system, but you want to only restore a small number of files and directories from destination, the simplest approach is to SCP the file from the destination to the restore target. In this case, it does not matter whether the original replication job is enabled or disabled.
When you want to restore large amounts of data (or the entire file system) at the source using the destination file system, do the following:
Disabling a job on the destination cluster
Replication> job show all_remote_jobs Remotely-Created Job Definitions ================================ Job Name Source repunit Target repunit Link Name Schedule Name ======== ============== ============== ========= ============= job1 src_ru tgt_ru LA_NewYork my_tzone
Replication> job disable job1 LA_NewYork SFS replication WARNING V-288-1379 WARNING: This command must be used only when a replication job was disabled successfully at the source cluster, but could not be disabled at destination cluster because the destination cluster was unreachable at that time. The right way to disable a job is by using the disable command at the source cluster, and this command must be used only under rare cases. Do you still want to continue with job disable command [Enter yes/no ]:yes SFS replication SUCCESS V-288-1442 Job disable job1 LA_NewYork command completed successfully.
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