Repurposing log collector

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L1 Bithead

Repurposing log collector

I have a M-500 with two disk pairs in dedicated logger mode that I want to turn into a dedicated manager. I know how to actually change the mode, but can I remove both disk pairs and use them in another logger? I assume the M-500 has internal storage for the actual OS but wanted to be sure before actually going through with it. Do I need to do anything special with the disks before putting them into the other panorama, or will it format them as necessary? 


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@John_Rodgers,

There's an SSD for the actual system outside of log storage, however I've never tried to actually run one without any drives installed for storage. I would definitely test this for a bit before doing anything with those log drives to make sure that the M-500 is actually going to run without at least one raid pair present, so I can't say if the M-500 will actually function properly without any drives populated in the drive bays. 

When you go to add the drives into the other panorama device you won't have to do anything special outside of the regular expansion process. The device will take care of all of the formatting and RAID creation during that process. 

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@John_Rodgers,

There's an SSD for the actual system outside of log storage, however I've never tried to actually run one without any drives installed for storage. I would definitely test this for a bit before doing anything with those log drives to make sure that the M-500 is actually going to run without at least one raid pair present, so I can't say if the M-500 will actually function properly without any drives populated in the drive bays. 

When you go to add the drives into the other panorama device you won't have to do anything special outside of the regular expansion process. The device will take care of all of the formatting and RAID creation during that process. 

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L1 Bithead

l do, thanks for the reply!

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