We shutdown a node in the DR cluster for maintenance but when bring the node back up it did not start up so used the below command and now its stuck in recovering.
/opt/vertica/bin/admintools -t restart_node -d drdata --hosts x.x.x.x --force
If a transaction is in queue or in progress when the node is shut down, the LGE (Last Good Epoch) may not match the other nodes when the down node restarts.
Release : 3.x
Component : IM Data Storage
This is working as designed.
The whole point of having 3 or more nodes in the vertica cluster is to allow k-safety.
This process will recover or rebuild a node that was down when that node restarts.