Changing the status of a volume

You can use System Manager to change the status of a FlexVol volume when you want to take a volume offline, bring a volume back online, or restrict access to a volume.

Before you begin

About this task

You can take a volume offline to perform maintenance on the volume, to move the volume, or to destroy the volume. When a volume is offline, the volume is unavailable for read or write access by clients. You cannot take a root volume offline.


  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the drop-down menu in the SVM field, select All SVMs.
  3. Select the volume for which you want to modify the status.
  4. From the More Actions > Change status to menu, select the required volume status.
  5. Click Ok in the confirmation dialog box to change the volume status.