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How to perform online migration of vFiler units

You can perform online migration of vFiler units only from the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability. This capability performs premigration storage checks, postmigration tasks, and automates features such as destination volume provisioning, network provisioning, rapid rollback, and rapid restart of online migration.

When you start online migration from the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability, all SnapMirror, SnapVault, NDMP, dump and restore operations that are currently running on the vFiler unit that is being migrated are aborted before cutover is initiated by the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability. If there are any currently running deduplication, FlexClone file and LUN, or LUN clone split operations, online migration fails. You must retry online migration after these operations are complete. New SnapMirror and SnapVault operations are not allowed.

If online migration fails, error messages are displayed on the console of the hosting storage system. You can also view the log of error messages in the /etc/messages file of the hosting storage system.

Before you start online migration from the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability, it is best to configure static routes on the destination storage system, when the source storage system has more than 20 routes.

For more information about using the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability to perform online migration, premigration storage checks, and postmigration tasks, see the OnCommand Unified Manager Guide to Common Provisioning and Data Protection Workflows for 7-Mode and the OnCommand Unified Manager Provisioning and Data Protection Online Help for 7-Mode.