Re: Isilon - Pool Protection level change and the job that controls this
If you have SmartPools licensed then it is the SmartPools job.
If you don't have SmartPools licensed, then it's a 'SetProtectPlus' job.
Either can be manually run, however, due to a low priority / low impact policy by default, it'll take a while.
I have a 3-node X200 cluster that I changed from Metadata R/O to Metadata R/W last night, and I set the priority and impact policy to 1 and high (not recommended, but it's a lab). It took about 5.5 hours to move around 45 million inodes from HDD up to SSD. That's not exactly what you're asking, but perhaps a good reference point. Once you start the job you can look at it in the GUI or in the CLI with 'isi job jobs view ####' where that #### represents the job id number. And it'll give you a block based and lin-based estimated completion time given current job performance. I like to just leave it on my screen for a while to see how it's going when it starts:
'while true; do isi job jobs view 3240; sleep 60; clear; done'
Using that one line, and of course replacing the job id number you can just watch it for a while, use Ctrl+C to exit.
Hope it helps,
Principal SE, Datadobi