I have some spare HDDs that I would like to set up as new storage nodes, but I don’t want them to be active until me existing drives are nearly full. I also don’t want to risk having the spares get DQ’ed while standing by. What advice do you offer?
My thought is to get each one fully provisioned (fstab, mounted, identity authorized, port forwarding created) but then shut each one down once authorized and tested (not vetted). Then it would be as simple as mounting each one when ready.