Manage volumes for Amazon FSx for ONTAP

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You can manage volumes, clones, and snapshots, and change tiering policies for FSx for ONTAP using Cloud Manager.

Edit volumes

After you create a volume, you can modify it at any time.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Open the volume menu and select Edit.

    1. For NFS, you can modify the size and tags.

    2. For CIFS, you can modify the share name, users, permissions, and Snapshot policy as needed.

  3. Click Apply.

Clone volumes

After you create a volume, you can create a new read-write volume from a new Snapshot.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Open the volume menu and select Clone.

  3. Enter a name for the cloned volume.

  4. Click Clone.

Manage Snapshot copies

Snapshot copies provide a point-in-time copy of your volume. Create Snapshot copies and restore the data to a new volume.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Open the volume menu and choose one of the available options to manage Snapshot copies:

    • Create a Snapshot copy

    • Restore from a Snapshot copy

  3. Follow the prompts to complete the selected action.

Change the tiering policy

Change the tiering policy for the volume.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Open the volume menu and select Change Tiering policy.

  3. Select a new volume tiering policy and click Change.

Replicate and sync data

You can replicate data between storage environments using Cloud Manager. To configure FSx for ONTAP replication, see replicating data between systems.

You can create sync relationships using Cloud Sync in Cloud Manager. To configure sync relationships, see create sync relationships.

Delete volumes

Delete the volumes that you no longer need.

Before you begin

You cannot delete a volume that was previously part of a SnapMirror relationship using Cloud Manager. SnapMirror volumes must be deleted using the AWS Management Console or CLI.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Open the volume menu and select Delete.

  3. Enter the working environment name and confirm that you want to delete the volume. It can take up to an hour before the volume is completely removed from Cloud Manager.

Note If you try to delete a cloned volume, you will receive an error.