Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Change the version of a dar file

Ever got a dar file that had a higher version than you wanted ?

Now, if you are a clever guy, and you know the package might still work in the lower version, then you must have done the following :

Unzip the dar, Change the manifest file, Rezip the files, Rename to dar

I'm pretty sure, I know I did, you have made the common mistake of rezipping the top folder instead of files, breaking your dar,  Right :) ?

Anyhow, I bumped into the same issue over and over this week (my local wfa = 4.1 and my customer was on 4.0), so I (finally) build a powershell script (even better : a module) that will do this for you.

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to automate 7MTT with WFA

Did you ever use 7MTT ?  It's a great tool to transition from 7-mode NetApp to Cdot.  But if you need to insert a lot of volumes and projects, that's a lot of clicking.

Now, 7MTT has a CLI and that's a big start.  But it's not the best CLI and even so, if you need to add like a 1000 volumes, you want to keep your fingers crossed if you are planning to just copy-paste all those commands.

But, keep your hopes up.  End of last year I created a 7MTT Wfa package.

How to migrate 7-mode to C-dot with WFA (NFS & CIFS)

Ever wanted to migrate from 7-mode to Cdot with WFA ?
7MTT is great, but sometimes you might have a reason to migrate with WFA instead.

I've created a WFA package for this.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Qtree Cdot Commands with Unix Permissions & NFS Export Policy

The default Create Qtree command does not seem to contain the NFS export policy & Unix Permissions options.

In the dar, you have :
- create qtree extended command : allows you to optionally set the NFS export policy & Unix Permissions.
- set qtree export policy : does how it's named.

This is a 4.0 version dar.

Download the dar

Backup and restore a WFA server with powershell

If your WFA server is a key component in your environment, you will want to have backup.  Now WFA takes backups every day (keeping 5 versions), but I was always told : a backup is only a backup if it's in a different location.  So I created this PowerShell script a while ago to automate a backup/restore.  You call it a synchronization script if you'd like.