How security style inheritance works

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If you do not specify the security style when creating a new FlexVol volume or a qtree, it inherits its security style in different ways.

Security styles are inherited in the following manner:

  • A FlexVol volume inherits the security style of the root volume of its containing SVM.

  • A qtree inherits the security style of its containing FlexVol volume.

  • A file or directory inherits the security style of its containing FlexVol volume or qtree.