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Data access from the hosting storage system

As the hosting storage system administrator, you can access all the data contained in a vFiler unit by using the vfiler context or the vfiler run commands. However, after you assign a qtree or volume to a vFiler unit, you no longer have access to the data in that qtree or volume.

For example, if you create a vFiler unit with the /vol/vol1 volume, you can configure the /etc/exports file to mount the /vol/vol1 volume. However, after you create the vFiler unit, an attempt to mount the /vol/vol1 volume from the hosting storage system results in the following error message:

".../vol/vol1 belongs to vFiler unit A, cannot mount from vfiler0."