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System Manager Classic

Run deduplication operations 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 run deduplication immediately after creating a FlexVol volume or to schedule deduplication to run at a specified time.

Before you begin
  • Deduplication must be enabled on the volume.

  • The volume must be online and mounted.

About this task

Deduplication is a background process that consumes system resources during the operation; therefore, it might affect other operations that are in progress. You must cancel deduplication before you can perform any other operation.

  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

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

  3. Select the volume for which you want to run deduplication.

  4. Click More Actions > Storage Efficiency.

  5. If you are running deduplication on the volume for the first time, run deduplication on the entire volume data by selecting Scan Entire Volume in the Storage Efficiency dialog box.

  6. Click Start.

  7. View the last-run details of the deduplication operation in the Storage Efficiency tab of the Volumes window.

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