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Completing the migration

After you copy your data, you need to perform some additional tasks before the migration is complete.

Steps

  1. If you are migrating your root volume, complete the following steps:
    1. Make the new FlexVol volume the root volume by entering the following command: vol options vol_name root
      Example
      vol options vol0 root
    2. Reboot the storage system.
  2. Update the clients to point to the new FlexVol volume.
    • In a CIFS environment, complete these steps:
    1. Point CIFS shares to the new FlexVol volume.
    2. Update the CIFS maps on the client machines so that they point to the new FlexVol volume.
    • In an NFS environment, complete these steps:
    1. Point NFS exports to the new FlexVol volume.
    2. Update the NFS mounts on the client machines so that they point to the new FlexVol volume.
  3. Make sure that all clients can see the new FlexVol volume and read and write data:
    1. Using a CIFS or an NFS client, create a new folder or directory.
    2. Using the client, copy some temporary data into the new folder or directory and confirm that you can access that data from the client.
    3. Delete the new folder.
  4. If you are migrating the root volume and you changed the name of the root volume, update the httpd.rootdir option to point to the new root volume.
  5. If quotas were used with the traditional volume, configure the quotas on the new FlexVol volume.
  6. Create a Snapshot copy of the target volume and create a new Snapshot schedule as needed.
    For more information, see the Data ONTAP Data Protection Tape Backup and Recovery Guide for 7-Mode.
  7. Start using the migrated volume for the data source for your applications.
  8. When you are confident the volume migration was successful, you can take the original volume offline or destroy it.
    Note: You should preserve the original volume and its Snapshot copies until the new FlexVol volume has been stable for some time.