Selecting Start Recovery to configure the Storage Node

After replacing the Storage Node, you must select Start Recovery in the Grid Manager to configure the new node as a replacement for the failed node.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. From the Grid Manager, select Maintenance > Recovery.
  2. Select the grid node you want to recover in the Pending Nodes list.
    Nodes appear in the list after they fail, but you cannot select a node until it has been reinstalled and is ready for recovery.
  3. Enter the Provisioning Passphrase.
  4. Click Start Recovery.
    screenshot showing the Maintenance > Recovery page
  5. Monitor the progress of the recovery in the Recovering Grid Node table.
    Note: At any point during the recovery, you can click Reset to start a new recovery. An Info dialog box appears, indicating that the node will be left in an indeterminate state if you reset the procedure.


    screenshot showing the reset recovery warning dialog box

    If you want to retry the recovery after resetting the procedure, you must restore the node to a pre-installed state, as follows:
    • VMware: Delete the deployed virtual grid node. Then, when you are ready to restart the recovery, redeploy the node.
    • Linux: Restart the node by running this command on the Linux host: storagegrid node force-recovery node-name
  6. When the Storage Node reaches the stage "Waiting For Manual Steps" stage, go to the next task in the recovery procedure, to remount and reformat storage volumes.

    screenshot showing the stage "waiting for manual steps"