The storage system's root volume contains special directories and configuration files that help you administer the storage system. Understanding the facts about the root volume helps you manage it.
The following facts apply to the root volume:
For more information about setting up a V-Series system, see the Data ONTAP Software Setup Guide for 7-Mode.
For more information about system setup, see the Installation and Administration Guide that came with your Data ONTAP-v system.
You can designate a different volume to be the new root volume. Starting in Data ONTAP 8.0.1, you can designate a 64-bit volume to be the new root volume.