Moving FlexVol volumes between aggregates or nodes

You can nondisruptively move a FlexVol volume to a different aggregate or a different node for capacity utilization and improved performance by using System Manager.

Before you begin

If you are moving a data protection volume, the data protection mirror relationships must be initialized before you move the volume.

About this task

You cannot move SnapLock volumes between aggregates and nodes.


  1. Click the SVMs tab.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click Manage.
  3. Click the Volumes tab.
  4. Select the volume that you want to move.
  5. Click Actions > Move.
  6. In the Move Volume dialog box, select the destination aggregate or node for the volume, and then change the tiering policy.
    • You cannot change the tiering policy of a root volume.
    • You cannot move the root volume to FabricPool.
    • For read/write volumes, you can set the tiering policy as "back up" during the volume move. The tiering policy changes to "snapshot-only" after the move.
    • Capacity tier values displayed in the Used After Move in both source and destination aggregates are estimated values. For the exact values, navigate to the Aggregate window and view the details on the specific aggregate.
  7. Click Move.