Additional root-data partitioning management options

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Beginning with ONTAP 9.2, a new root-data partitioning option is available from the Boot Menu that provides additional management features for disks that are configured for root-data partitioning.

The following management features are available under the Boot Menu Option 9.

  • Unpartition all disks and remove their ownership information

    This option is useful if your system is configured for root-data partitioning and you need to reinitialize it with a different configuration.

  • Clean configuration and initialize node with partitioned disks

    This option is useful for the following:

    • Your system is not configured for root-data partitioning and you would like to configure it for root-data partitioning

    • Your system is incorrectly configured for root-data partitioning and you need to correct it

    • You have an AFF platform or a FAS platform with only SSDs attached that is configured for the previous version of root-data partitioning and you want to upgrade it to the newer version of root-data partitioning to gain increased storage efficiency

  • Clean configuration and initialize node with whole disks

    This option is useful if you need to:

    • Unpartition existing partitions

    • Remove local disk ownership

    • Reinitialize your system with whole disks using RAID-DP