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Mounting FlexVol volumes

You can use the Namespace window in System Manager to mount FlexVol volumes to a junction in the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) namespace.

About this task

If you mount the volume to a junction path with a different language setting from the immediate parent volume in the path, NFSv3 clients cannot access some files because some characters might not be decoded correctly. However, this issue does not occur if the immediate parent directory is the root volume.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the SVM and click Storage > Namespace.
  3. Click Mount and select the volume to be mounted.
  4. If you want to change the default junction name, specify a new name.
  5. Click Browse and select a junction path to mount the volume.
  6. Click OK and click Mount.
  7. Verify the new junction path in the Details tab.