Changing the status of a volume

You can use System Manager to change the status of a volume when you want to take the volume offline, bring it back online, or restrict access to the volume. However, you cannot take a root volume offline.

Before you begin

About this task

You can take a volume offline to perform maintenance on the volume, move it, or destroy it. When a volume is offline, it is unavailable for read or write access by clients.


  1. Click the SVMs tab.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click Manage.
  3. Click the Volumes tab.
  4. Select the volume for which you want to modify the status.
  5. From the Actions > Change status to menu, click the volume status that you want.
  6. In the confirmation dialog box, click the button for the volume status that you want.