volume transition-convert-dir start


Start converting a 7-Mode directory to Cluster-mode

Availability: This command is available to cluster and Vserver administrators at the advanced privilege level.


The volume transition-convert-dir start command moves the directory entries in an existing directory to a new temporary directory and then replaces the existing directory with the temporary directory. This command only has a use for directories that were created in a non-Unicode format on a 7-Mode storage system and then transitioned to clustered Data ONTAP by using a SnapMirror relationship of type TDP. This command converts the directories to the Unicode format in a way that is less likely to disrupt the operation of the Data ONTAP systems than the existing directory conversion mechanisms. The temporary directory is visible from clients. Attempting to manipulate the directory being copied or the temporary directory might result in expected side-effects and should be avoided.


-vserver <vserver name> - Vserver Name

Specifies the Vserver on which the volume is located.

-volume <volume name> - Volume Name

Specifies the volume in which the directory to be converted is located.

-path <file path> - Directory Path

Specifies the path to the directory to be converted from the root of the volume specified with the -volume parameter. The root directory of a volume might not be converted using this command. Also, the path must not have a symbolic link as the last component in the path.


The following example shows how to start a 7-mode directory conversion for a given path in a volume:

cluster1::*> volume transition-convert-dir start -vserver vs0  -volume vol1 -path /data/large_dir