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Data Repository Node Stuck in Recovering after a planned stop


Article ID: 187569


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CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps


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.