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How works with deduplication

Deduplication is supported with the NetApp Management Console data protection capability, the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability, and Operations Manager in .

Deduplication and the NetApp Management Console data protection capability in

In releases earlier than , the NetApp Management Console data protection capability waits for an active deduplication operation to complete, before renaming the Snapshot copies. While the NetApp Management Console data protection capability waits, it does not allow clients to list the Snapshot copies or restore from them. Therefore, in releases prior to , the use of deduplication with the NetApp Management Console data protection capability is not optimal.

However, this limitation is removed in .

Deduplication and the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability in

With the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability in , you can enable the provisioning policies to support all three modes of deduplication, namely, on-demand deduplication, automated deduplication, and scheduled deduplication.

For more information about using deduplication with the NetApp Management Console provisioning capability and the NetApp Management Console data protection capability, see the Provisioning Manager and Protection Manager Guide to Common Workflows for Administrators.

Deduplication and Operations Manager in

You can perform deduplication operations from Operations Manager in .

You can configure deduplication on the system and generate reports or graphs summarizing space savings for file and LUN clones.

For more information about using deduplication with Operations Manager, see the Operations Manager Administration Guide.