DPO systems feature enhancements

Starting with ONTAP 9.6, the maximum number of FlexVol volumes supported increases when the DP_Optimized (DPO) license is installed. Starting with ONTAP 9.4, systems with the DPO license support SnapMirror backoff, cross-volume background deduplication, cross-volume inline deduplication, use of Snapshot blocks as donors, and compaction.

Starting in ONTAP 9.6, the maximum supported number of FlexVol volumes on secondary or data protection systems has increased, enabling you to scale up to 2,500 FlexVol volumes per node, or up to 5,000 in failover mode. The increase in FlexVol volumes is enabled with the DP_Optimized (DPO) license. A SnapMirror license is still required on both the source and destination nodes.

Starting with ONTAP 9.4, the following feature enhancements are made to DPO systems: