Delete Folder on Isilon From Command Line

With the Isilon you can do most of your daily work with the GUI.  Sometimes you need to go down to the command line to do the things you don’t normally have to do.  Recently with a file migration I had some issues, and had trouble deleting the directory.  To fix this issue I had to run this command.


isi job start treedelete –path=<PATH TO DIRECTORY FOR DELETION>

isi job status

Delete a SRDF pair on VMAX3

Recently I have had some issues with SRDF on the VMAX3 that I manage.  I was having issues trying to resolve it using the Unisphere GUI, which can be very limited in its capabilities, so I had to switch to command line.  First you create a text file and put in it something like “00001 00002” (No quotation marks in file).  Listing the two devices that need there pair broken.  Then you run this command.

symrdf -sid 123 -rdfg 1 -file rdf.txt deletepair -force


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