Creating a volume for FabricPool

When you create a volume for FabricPool, you have the option to specify a tiering policy. If no tiering policy is specified, the created volume uses the default snapshot-only tiering policy. For a volume with the snapshot-only or auto tiering policy, you can also specify the tiering minimum cooling period.

Before you begin

Procedure

Create a new volume for FabricPool by using the volume create command.
  • The -tiering-policy optional parameter enables you to specify the tiering policy for the volume.

    You can specify one of the following tiering policies:

    • snapshot-only (default)
    • auto
    • all
    • backup (deprecated)
    • none

    Types of FabricPool tiering policies

  • The -tiering-minimum-cooling-days optional parameter in the advanced privilege level enables you to specify the tiering minimum cooling period for a volume that uses the snapshot-only or auto tiering policy.

    You can specify a value between 2 and 63 for the tiering minimum cooling days.

Example of creating a volume for FabricPool

The following example creates a volume called myvol1 in the myFabricPool FabricPool-enabled aggregate. The tiering policy is set to auto and the tiering minimum cooling period is set to 45 days:

cluster1::*> volume create -vserver myVS -aggregate myFabricPool 
-volume myvol1 -tiering-policy auto -tiering-minimum-cooling-days 45