After you copy your data, you need to perform some additional tasks before the migration is complete.
- If you are migrating your root volume, complete the following steps:
- Make the new FlexVol volume the root volume by entering the following command: vol options vol_name root
vol options vol0 root
- Reboot the storage system.
- Update the clients to point to the new FlexVol volume.
- In a CIFS environment, complete these steps:
- Point CIFS shares to the new FlexVol volume.
- Update the CIFS maps on the client machines so that they point to the new FlexVol volume.
- In an NFS environment, complete these steps:
- Point NFS exports to the new FlexVol volume.
- Update the NFS mounts on the client machines so that they point to the new FlexVol volume.
- Make sure that all clients can see the new FlexVol volume and read and write data:
- Using a CIFS or an NFS client, create a new folder or directory.
- Using the client, copy some temporary data into the new folder or directory and confirm that you can access that data from the client.
- Delete the new folder.
- 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.
- If quotas were used with the traditional volume, configure the quotas on the new FlexVol volume.
- 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.
- Start using the migrated volume for the data source for your applications.
- 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.