Moving Large Amounts of Data to a Remote Cluster Using the CLI

You can use the volume dump create command to create volume copies for transport on physical media. The volume dump create command creates backup files containing the volumes, which can be reconstituted into mirrors at the remote cluster with the volume dump restore command. Associate these mirrors with their source volumes with the volume modify command to re-establish synchronization.

Another way to transfer large amounts of data to a remote cluster is to create a small cluster locally and mirror to that local cluster. Then move that cluster to a remote location and enlarge it by adding more nodes.