Splitting a FlexClone volume from its parent volume

If you want a FlexClone volume to have its own disk space rather than using that of its parent volume, you can split the volume from its parent by using System Manager. After the split, the FlexClone volume becomes a normal FlexVol volume.

Before you begin

The FlexClone volume must be online.

About this task

The clone-splitting operation deletes all the existing Snapshot copies of the clone. The Snapshot copies that are required for SnapMirror updates are also deleted. Therefore, any further SnapMirror updates might fail.

You can pause the clone-splitting operation if you have to perform any other operation on the volume. You can resume the process after the operation is complete.


  1. Click the SVMs tab.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click Manage.
  3. Click the Volumes tab.
  4. Select the FlexClone volume that you want to split from its parent volume.
  5. Click Actions > Clone > Split .
  6. Confirm the clone-split operation, and then click Start Split in the confirmation dialog box.