Managing the file systems

You must define one or more file systems to allow the clients to store and access their data in a StorageGRID system.

The first file system you define is assigned the role of Primary, which indicates that it is the first file system to which a bucket has been assigned. Additional file systems are assigned the role of Secondary. For disaster recovery planning, having at least one Secondary file system for each bucket enables you to recover more quickly from a failure. You would manually activate a pre-existing Secondary file system and recover most or all of the data from that file system.