Convert a directory to a qtree overview
If you have a directory at the root of a FlexVol volume that you want to convert to a qtree, you must migrate the data contained in the directory to a new qtree with the same name, using your client application.
The steps you take to convert a directory to a qtree depend on what client you use. The following process outlines the general tasks you need to complete:
Rename the directory to be made into a qtree.
Create a new qtree with the original directory name.
Use the client application to move the contents of the directory into the new qtree.
Delete the now-empty directory.
You cannot delete a directory if it is associated with an existing CIFS share.