To save more than one support bundle on large environments, you might need to manually increase the support disk on the vSphere Replication Management Server VM.

You can save up to three support bundles at any time. If you generate three support bundles and you try to create a new one, vSphere Replication deletes the oldest one.

If you want to save more than one support bundle on large environments, you might need to manually increase the support disk on the vSphere Replication Management Server VM. On environments with nine additional vSphere Replication servers, each support bundle can be over 1 GB in size, but the support volume for the support bundles is 2 GB.

Procedure

  1. Edit the settings of the vSphere Replication Management Server VM and increase the size of the second virtual disk with 3 GB, from 17 GB to 20 GB.
  2. Establish an SSH connection to the vSphere Replication Appliance.
  3. Verify that the size of the /dev/sdb partition is increased by running the following command:
    fdisk -l
    This process can take up to several minutes until the OS detects the changes. If the changes remain undetected, reboot the vSphere Replication Management Server VM.
  4. Once the OS detects the disk size change, increase the physical volume of the disk by running the following command:
    pvresize /dev/sdb
  5. Verify the new volume by running the following command:
    pvs
    PSize must be 20 GB and PFree must be 3 GB.
  6. (Optional) If the sizes are not updated, rescan the physical volume and volume groups by running the following commands:
    pvscan
    vgscan
  7. (Optional) To verify the size of the support_vg volume group, run the following command:
    vgs
  8. Increase the size of the support volume by running the following command:
    lvextend -l +100%FREE -r /dev/support_vg/support
  9. Verify that the logical volume is created by running the following command:
    lvscan
    Verify that /dev/support_vg/support volume is ACTIVE and verify its disk size.
  10. (Optional) To see more information about the new logical volume, run the following command:
    lvdisplay