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Changing the status of a volume

You can use System Manager to change the status of a FlexVol volume or an Infinite Volume when you want to take the volume offline, bring it back online, or restrict access to the volume. However, you cannot take a root volume offline.

Before you begin

About this task

You can take a volume offline to perform maintenance on the volume, move it, or destroy it. When a volume is offline, it is unavailable for read or write access by clients.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM), and click Storage > Volumes or Infinite Volumes .
  3. Select the volume for which you want to modify the status.
  4. From the Status menu, click the volume status that you want.
  5. In the confirmation dialog box, click the button for the volume status that you want.