- What is the timing for the Nutanix cluster to start restoring the RF2 using space available on the surviving nodes?
- What happens if after a certain amount of time the lost node comes back on line?
I think this is a relevant question since the time to restore the RF after the failure of a node with 4 x 6 TB disk would not be short.
Of course the problem would be easily solved moving to RF3 since in this case the probability of 2 failures would be much lower. Unfortunately many customer are starting with small clusters of 3 or 4 node where you can not implement RF3 ....
Best answer by DonnieBrasco
Also, currently we start rebuilding as soon as node goes down which doesn't differentiates between node down dur to failure or node down for some planned maintenance. But work is in progress to identify situation where node is brought down for maintenance and then we should not start rebuilding data as it is a prority and intense activity for the cluster.