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Moving LUNs

You can use System Manager to move a LUN from its containing volume to another volume or qtree within a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM). You can move the LUN to a volume that is hosted on an aggregate containing high-performance disks, thereby improving the performance when accessing the LUN.

About this task


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the SVM, and click Storage > LUNs.
  3. In the LUNs window, click LUN Management.
  4. Select the LUN that you want to move from the list of LUNs, and click Move.
  5. In the Move Options area of the Move LUN dialog box, specify a new name for the LUN if you want to change the default name.
  6. Select the storage object to which you want to move the LUN and perform one of the following actions:
    If you want to move the LUN to... Then...
    A new volume
    1. Select an aggregate in which you want to create the new volume.
    2. Specify a name for the volume.
    An existing volume or qtree
    1. Select a volume to which you want to move the LUN.
    2. If the selected volume contains any qtrees, select the qtree to which you want to move the LUN.
  7. Click Move.
  8. Confirm the LUN move operation, and click Continue.
    For a brief period of time, the LUN is displayed on both the origin and destination volume. This is expected and will be resolved upon the completion of the move operation.
    The destination volume or qtree is displayed as the new container path for the LUN.