Moving FlexVol volumes

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You can nondisruptively move a FlexVol volume to a different aggregate or a different node for capacity utilization and improved performance by using System Manager.

Before you begin

If you are moving a data protection volume, data protection mirror relationships must be initialized before you move the volume.

About this task
  • When you move a volume that is hosted on a Flash Pool aggregate, only the data that is stored in the HDD tier is moved to the destination aggregate.

    The cached data that is associated with the volume is not moved to the destination aggregate. Therefore, some performance degradation might occur after the volume move.

  • You cannot move volumes from a SnapLock aggregate.

  • You cannot move volumes from an SVM that is configured for disaster recovery to a FabricPool-enabled aggregate.

Steps
  1. Choose one of the following methods:

    • Click Applications & Tiers > Storage Tiers.

    • Click Storage > Aggregates & Disks > Aggregates.

  2. Select the aggregate that contains the volume, and then click More Actions  Volume Move.

  3. Type or select information as prompted by the wizard.

  4. Confirm the details, and then click Finish to complete the wizard.