Managing Filesystem Groups

This pages describes how to view and manage filesystem groups using the GUI and the CLI.

Viewing Filesystem Groups

Viewing Filesystem Groups Using the GUI

The main Filesystems screen in the GUI contains information about the filesystem groups, including names and tiering policy.

Main Filesystem / Filesystem Group View Screen

Viewing Filesystem Groups Using the CLI

Command: weka fs group

Use this commands to view information on the filesystem groups in the Weka system.

Adding a Filesystem Group

Adding a Filesystem Group Using the GUI

From the main filesystem / filesystem group view screen, click the Add Group button at the top left-hand side of the screen. The Add Filesystem group screen will be displayed.

Add Filesystem Group Screen

The Create Filesystem Group dialog box will be displayed.

Create Filesystem Group Dialog Box

Enter the relevant parameters and click Create to create the filesystem group.

Adding a Filesystem Group Using the CLI

Command: weka fs group create

Use the following command to add a filesystem group:

weka fs group create <name> [--target-ssd-retention=<retention>] [--start-demote=<demote>]

Parameters in Command Line

Name

Type

Value

Limitations

Mandatory

Default

name

String

Name of the filesystem group being created

Must be a valid name

Yes

target-ssd-retention

Number

Target retention period (in seconds) before tiering to the object store

Must be a valid number

No

86400 (24 hours)

start-demote

Number

Target tiering cue (in seconds) before tiering to the object store

Must be a valid number

No

10

Editing a Filesystem Group

Editing an Existing Filesystem Group Using the GUI

Click the Edit button of the filesystem group to be modified. The Configure Filesystem Group dialog box will be displayed.

Configure Filesystem Group Dialog Box

For a more in-depth explanation of the tiering policy, refer to Advanced Data Lifecycle Management.

Edit the existing filesystem group parameters and click Configure to execute the changes.

Editing an Existing Filesystem Group Using the CLI

Command: weka fs group update

Use the following command to edit a filesystem group:

weka fs group update <name> [--new-name=<new-name>] [--target-ssd-retention=<retention>] [--start-demote=<demote>]

Parameters in Command Line

Name

Type

Value

Limitations

Mandatory

Default

name

String

Name of the filesystem group being edited

Must be a valid name

Yes

new-name

String

New name for the filesystem group

Must be a valid name

Yes

target-ssd-retention

Number

New target retention period (in seconds) before tiering to the object store

Must be a valid number

No

start-demote

Number

New target tiering cue (in seconds) before tiering to the object store

Must be a valid number

No

Deleting a Filesystem Group

Deleting a Filesystem Group Using the GUI

Note: Before deleting a filesystem group, verify that it does not contain any filesystems. If it contains filesystems, first delete the filesystems.

Select the filesystem group to be deleted in the main filesystem / filesystem group view screen and click the Delete button below the group. The Filesystem Group Deletion dialog box is displayed.

Filesystem Group Deletion Dialog Box

Click Yes to delete the filesystem group.

Deleting a Filesystem Group Using the CLI

A more in-depth explanation of the tiring policy appears in Advanced Data Lifecycle Management.

Command: weka fs group delete

Use the following command line to delete a filesystem group:

weka fs group delete <name>

Parameters in Command Line

Name

Type

Value

Limitations

Mandatory

Default

name

String

Name of the filesystem group to be deleted

Must be a valid name

Yes