Enabling storage efficiency on a volume

You can use System Manager to enable storage efficiency and to configure both deduplication and data compression or only deduplication on a volume to save storage space. If you have not enabled storage efficiency when you created the volume, you can do so later by editing the volume.

Before you begin

About this task

Steps

  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the Volumes on SVM list, select All SVMs.
  3. Select the volume for which you want to enable storage efficiency, and then click Edit.
  4. In the Edit Volume dialog box, click Storage Efficiency.
  5. Select the Background Deduplication check box.
  6. Select one of the following methods to run deduplication:
    If you want to run deduplication... Then...
    Based on a storage efficiency policy
    1. Ensure that the Policy based option is selected.
    2. Click Choose, and then select a storage efficiency policy.
    3. Click OK.
    When required Select the On-demand option.
  7. Optional: Select the Background Compression check box to enable background compression.

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

  8. Optional: Select the Inline Compression check box to compress data while it is being written to the volume.
    By default, inline compression is enabled on volumes that are contained by an aggregate with All Flash Optimized personality.
  9. Optional: Select the Inline Deduplication check box to run deduplication before data is written to the disk.

    By default, inline deduplication is enabled on volumes that are contained by an aggregate with All Flash Optimized personality.

  10. Click Save and Close.