Decommissioning disconnected Storage Nodes

You must understand what can happen if you decommission a Storage Node while it is disconnected (health is Unknown or Administratively Down).

When you decommission a Storage Node that is disconnected from the grid, StorageGRID Webscale uses data on other Storage Nodes to reconstruct the object data and metadata that was on the disconnected node. It does this by automatically starting data repair jobs at the end of the decommissioning process.

Before decommissioning a disconnected Storage Node, be aware of the following: