Performing additional recovery steps, if required

Depending on the specific actions you took to get the StorageGRID nodes running on the replacement host, you might need to perform additional recovery steps for each node.

Node recovery is complete if you did not need to take any corrective actions while you replaced the Linux host or restored the failed grid node to the new host.

Corrective actions and next steps

During node replacement, you may have needed to take one of these corrective actions:

If you took any of these corrective actions, you must perform additional recovery steps.

Type of recovery Next step
Primary Admin Node Configuring the replacement primary Admin Node
Non-primary Admin Node Selecting Start Recovery to configure a non-primary Admin Node
Gateway Node Selecting Start Recovery to configure the Gateway Node
Archive Node Selecting Start Recovery to configure the Archive Node
Storage Node (virtual):
  • If you had to use the --force flag to import the node, or you issued storagegrid node force-recovery node-name
  • If you had to do a full node reinstall, or you needed to restore /var/local
Selecting Start Recovery to configure the Storage Node
Storage Node (virtual):
  • You added a new block device.
  • For any <PURPOSE>, the value of the BLOCK_DEVICE_<PURPOSE> configuration file variable refers to a block device that does not contain the same data it did before the host failure.
Recovering from storage volume failure where the system drive is intact
If you need to recover more than one grid node on a host, recover any primary Admin Node first to prevent the recovery of other nodes from stalling as they try to contact the primary Admin Node.