Set storage efficiency mode during volume creation

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Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can set the storage efficiency mode when creating a new AFF volume. Using the parameter -storage-efficiency-mode, you can specify whether the volume uses either the efficient mode or the default performance mode. The -storage-efficiency-mode parameter is not supported on non-AFF volumes or on data protection volumes.

Create a new volume using efficient mode

To set the efficiency mode when enabling storage efficiency, you can use the -storage-efficiency-mode parameter with the value efficient.

Step
  1. Create a new volume with efficiency mode enabled:

    volume create -vserver <vserver name> -volume <volume name> -aggregate <aggregate name> -size <volume size> -storage-efficiency-mode efficient

    volume create -vserver vs1 -volume aff_vol1 -aggregate aff_aggr1 -storage-efficiency-mode efficient -size 10g

Create a new volume using performance modes

Performance mode is set by default when you create new AFF volumes with temperature-sensitive storage efficiency. Optionally, you can use the default value with the -storage-efficiency-mode parameter.

Step
  1. Create a new volume with efficiency mode enabled:

    volume create -vserver <vserver name> -volume <volume name> -aggregate <aggregate name> -size <volume size> -storage-efficiency-mode default

    volume create -vserver vs1 -volume aff_vol1 -aggregate aff_aggr1 -storage-efficiency-mode default -size 10g

System Manager procedure

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to enable higher storage efficiency using the temperature-sensitive storage efficiency feature. Performance-based storage efficiency is enabled by default.

  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. Locate the volume on which you want to enable or disable storage efficiency, and click Menu choices icon.

  3. Click Edit, and scroll to Storage Efficiency.

  4. Select Enable Higher Storage Efficiency.