NetApp DataMotion for vFiler is a data migration solution that integrates virtual storage, mirroring, and provisioning software technologies so that you can perform migrations nondisruptively in both physical and virtual environments.
By using the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability interface, you can migrate data from one storage system to another, as long as the data is contained in vFiler units and associated with datasets. Migration operations are performed transparently, so users are unaware of the migration operation being performed. The operations are also nondisruptive, so users retain access to migrated data, and the hosts and applications that access the migrated data do not require reconfiguration.
The application interfaces and documentation commonly refer to the DataMotion for vFiler capability as "online migration," "online dataset migration," "transparent migration", or "online vFiler unit migration."