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Node goes down due to root volume going full with snapshots

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  • Node is taken over by its partner and cluster rings are offline.

cluster1::> storage failover show
Node           Partner        Possible State Description
-------------- -------------- -------- -------------------------------------
node-01            node-02    true     Connected to node-02. Waiting
                                       for cluster applications to come
                                       online on the local node. Offline
                                       applications: mgmt, vldb, vifmgr,
                                       bcomd, crs.
node-02             node-01    true    Connected to node-01, Partial
2 entries were displayed.

cluster1::*> cluster ring show
Node      UnitName Epoch    DB Epoch DB Trnxs Master    Online
--------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------- ---------
node-01   mgmt         -       -        -        -         -
node-02   mgmt 26      26      1983     node-02 master
node-02   vldb 24      24      4379     node-02 master
node-02   vifmgr 15    15      23       node-02 master
node-02   bcomd 15     15      1        node-02 master
node-02   crs 15       15      1        node-02 master
6 entries were displayed.
  • The error is seen when logging into the node 
CRITICAL: This node is not healthy because the root volume is low on space
(<10MB). The node can still serve data, but it cannot participate in cluster
operations until this situation is rectified. Free space using the nodeshell or
contact technical support for assistance.
Internal error: Cannot open corrupt replicated database. Automatic recovery
attempt has failed or is disabled. Check the event logs for details. This node
is not fully operational. Contact support personnel for the root volume recovery
  • The root volume of the node is full
cluster1::> volume show -volume vol0
Vserver   Volume       Aggregate    State      Type       Size  Available Used%
--------- ------------ ------------ ---------- ---- ---------- ---------- -----
node-01 vol0    aggr_n01_root -         RW            -          -     -
node-02 vol0    aggr_n02_root online    RW      54.13GB    31.55GB   38%

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