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System Manager Classic

Create FlexClone files with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier

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You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to create a FlexClone file, which is a writable copy of a parent file. You can use these copies to test applications.

Before you begin
  • The file that is cloned must be part of the active file system.

  • The FlexClone license must be installed on the storage system.

About this task
  • FlexClone files are supported only for FlexVol volumes.

    You can create a FlexClone file of a parent file that is within a volume by accessing the parent file from the volume in which it resides, not from the parent volume.

  • You cannot create a FlexClone file on a SnapLock volume.

  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. From the drop-down menu in the SVM field, select All SVMs.

  3. Select the volume in which you want to create a FlexClone file from the list of volumes.

  4. Click More Actions > Clone > Create > File.

  5. In the Create FlexClone File dialog box, select the file that you want to clone, and then specify a name for the FlexClone file.

  6. Click Clone.


The FlexClone file is created in the same volume as the parent file.

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