Cloning LUNs

Contributors netapp-ivanad

LUN clones enable you to create multiple readable and writable copies of a LUN. You can use System Manager to create a temporary copy of a LUN for testing or to make a copy of your data available to additional users without providing them access to the production data.

Before you begin
  • You must have installed the FlexClone license on the storage system.

  • When space reservation is disabled on a LUN, the volume that contains the LUN must have enough space to accommodate changes to the clone.

About this task
  • When you create a LUN clone, automatic deletion of the LUN clone is enabled by default in System Manager.

    The LUN clone is deleted when ONTAP triggers automatic deletion to conserve space.

  • You cannot clone LUNs that are on SnapLock volumes.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > LUNs.

  2. In the LUN Management tab, select the LUN that you want to clone, and then click Clone.

  3. If you want to change the default name, specify a new name for the LUN clone.

  4. Click Clone.

  5. Verify that the LUN clone that you created is listed in the LUNs window.

Related information