Question on using "drain" device state

dormando dormando at
Tue Jul 31 17:07:36 UTC 2007

I've never had much luck trying to reuse a device id (yes, I tried once 
or twice anyway;). You're probably best off creating a new one.


Jared Klett wrote:
> hello Mogilers,
> 	I've marked a device in my MogileFS cluster as "drain" and it
> did indeed work as advertised.
> 	Now that I've done that, I want to take that disk out and
> replace it with a larger one. My question is: should I now mark that
> device ID as "dead" and create a new device ID for the larger disk, or
> can I mark the device that is in "drain" state to "alive" once the new
> disk is installed and mounted?
> 	I'm guessing that it's best to play it safe and mark it "dead"
> and just create a new device, but I wanted to check with the experts. :)
> cheers,
> - Jared

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