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Volume states and status

Volumes can be in one of four states—online, offline, restricted, or quiesced. In addition, they can show one or more status values, depending on how they are configured and the health of their disks.

You can determine a volume's current state and status by using the vol status command.

The following table displays the possible states for volumes.

State Description
online Read and write access to this volume is allowed.
restricted Some operations, such as parity reconstruction, are allowed, but data access is not allowed.
offline No access to the volume is allowed.
quiesced The volume is in the final stages of a move. Data access is not allowed, and many volume, qtree, and quota management operations are temporarily unavailable.

The following table displays the possible status values for volumes.

Note: Although FlexVol volumes do not directly involve RAID, the state of a FlexVol volume includes the state of its containing aggregate. Thus, the states pertaining to RAID apply to FlexVol volumes as well as traditional volumes.
Status Description
access denied The origin system is not allowing access. (FlexCache volumes only.)
connecting The caching system is trying to connect to the origin system. (FlexCache volumes only.)
copying The volume is currently the target of an active vol copy or snapmirror operation.
degraded The volume's containing aggregate contains at least one degraded RAID group that is not being reconstructed after single disk failure.
double degraded The volume's containing aggregate contains at least one degraded RAID-DP group that is not being reconstructed after double disk failure.
flex The volume is a FlexVol volume.
flexcache The volume is a FlexCache volume.
foreign Disks used by the volume's containing aggregate were moved to the current storage system from another storage system.
growing Disks are being added to the volume's containing aggregate.
initializing The volume's containing aggregate is being initialized.
invalid The volume does not contain a valid file system.
ironing A WAFL consistency check is being performed on the volume's containing aggregate.
lang mismatch The language setting of the origin volume was changed since the caching volume was created. (FlexCache volumes only.)
mirror degraded The volume's containing aggregate is mirrored and one of its plexes is offline or resynchronizing.
mirrored The volume's containing aggregate is mirrored.
needs check A WAFL consistency check needs to be performed on the volume's containing aggregate.
out-of-date The volume's containing aggregate is mirrored and needs to be resynchronized.
partial At least one disk was found for the volume's containing aggregate, but two or more disks are missing.
raid0 The volume's containing aggregate consists of RAID0 (no parity) groups (array LUNs only).
raid4 The volume's containing aggregate consists of RAID4 groups.
raid_dp The volume's containing aggregate consists of RAID-DP groups.
reconstruct At least one RAID group in the volume's containing aggregate is being reconstructed.
rem vol changed The origin volume was deleted and re-created with the same name. (FlexCache volumes only.)
rem vol unavail The origin volume is offline or has been deleted. (FlexCache volumes only.)
remote nvram err The origin system is experiencing problems with its NVRAM. (FlexCache volumes only.)
resyncing One of the plexes of the volume's containing mirrored aggregate is being resynchronized.
snapmirrored The volume is in a SnapMirror relationship with another volume.
trad The volume is a traditional volume.
unrecoverable The volume is a FlexVol volume that has been marked unrecoverable; if you have a volume in this state, you should contact technical support.
unsup remote vol The origin system is running a version of Data ONTAP the does not support FlexCache volumes or is not compatible with the version running on the caching system. (FlexCache volumes only.)
verifying RAID mirror verification is running on the volume's containing aggregate.
wafl inconsistent The volume or its containing aggregate has been marked corrupted. If you have a volume in this state, you should contact technical support.