Editing volume properties

You can modify volume properties such as the volume name, security style, fractional reserve, and space guarantee by using System Manager. You can modify storage efficiency settings (deduplication schedule, deduplication policy, and compression) and space reclamation settings. You can also edit the export policy and incremental tape backup settings of Infinite Volumes.

About this task

Steps

  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the Volumes on SVM list, select the storage virtual machine (SVM) in which the volume that you want to edit resides.
  3. Select the volume that you want to modify, and then click Edit.
    The Edit Volume dialog box is displayed.
  4. In the General tab, modify the following properties as required:
    • Volume name
    • Security style for the volume
    • Thin provisioning
  5. Click the Storage Efficiency tab, and enable storage efficiency by configuring the following properties:
    • Deduplication
    • Data compression

    You cannot enable background compression for a volume that is contained by an aggregate with All Flash Optimized personality. You can enable only inline compression for these volumes.

    You can enable inline deduplication only on a volume that is contained by an aggregate with All Flash Optimized personality or on a volume in a Flash Pool aggregate.

  6. For SnapLock volumes, click the SnapLock tab, and perform the following steps:
    1. Specify the autocommit period.
      The autocommit period determines how long a file in the volume must remain unchanged before the file is committed to WORM state.
    2. Specify the minimum retention period and maximum retention period.
      The values must be in the range of 1 day through 70 years or Infinite.
    3. Select the default retention period.
      The default retention period must be within the specified minimum retention period and maximum retention period.
  7. Click the Advanced tab, and enable the following properties:
    • If you want the volume to automatically grow when the used space in the volume is above the grow threshold, select Grow.
    • If you want the volume to grow or shrink in size in response to the amount of used space, select Grow or Shrink.
    1. Specify the maximum size to which the volume can grow.
    • Enable automatic deletion of older Snapshot copies by choosing one of the following options:
      • Try

        Deletes the Snapshot copies that are not locked by any other subsystems.

      • Destroy

        Deletes the Snapshot copies that are locked by the data-backing functionality.

      • Disrupt

        Deletes the Snapshot copies that can disrupt the data transfer.

    • Select the caching policy that you want to assign to the volume.

      This option is available only for FlexVol volumes in a Flash Pool aggregate.

    • Select the retention priority for cached data in the volume.

      This option is available only for FlexVol volumes in a Flash Pool aggregate.

    • Specify the fractional reserve that you want to set for the volume.
    • Update the access time for reading the file.

      This option is disabled for SnapLock volumes.

  8. Click Save and Close.