FlexShare priority levels are relative. When you set the priority level of a volume or operation, you are not giving that volume or operation an absolute priority level. Instead, you are providing a hint to Data ONTAP that helps it set priorities for accesses to that volume or operations of that type relative to other accesses or operations.
For example, setting the priority level of each of your volumes to the highest level will not improve the performance of your system. In fact, doing so would not result in any performance change.
|Volume operation||Effect on FlexShare settings|
|Deletion||FlexShare settings removed|
|Rename||FlexShare settings unchanged|
|FlexClone volume creation||Parent volume settings unchanged
FlexShare settings for new FlexClone volume unset (as for a newly created volume)
|Copy||Source volume settings unchanged
FlexShare settings for destination volume unset (as for a newly created volume)
|Offline/online||FlexShare settings preserved|