Recovery procedures

If a grid node fails, you can recover it by replacing the failed physical or virtual server, reinstalling StorageGRID software, and ensuring all recoverable data is intact.

Grid nodes can fail if a hardware, virtualization, operating system, or software fault renders the node inoperable or unreliable. There are many kinds of failure that can trigger the need to recover a grid node.

The steps to recover a grid node vary, depending on the platform where the grid node is hosted and on the type of grid node. Each type of grid node has a specific recovery procedure, which you must follow exactly.

Generally, you try to preserve data from the failed grid node where possible, repair or replace the failed host, and then restore the StorageGRID node to the host. After grid node software is running, you restore the node's data and connections, so the node can resume operation.

Note: If a server that is hosting more than one grid node fails, you can recover the nodes in any order. However, if the failed server is hosting the primary Admin Node, you should recover that node first. Recovering the primary Admin Node first prevents other node recoveries from halting as they wait to contact the primary Admin Node.