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Editing the volume properties

You can modify volume properties, such as the volume name, security style, fractional reserve, and space guarantee by using System Manager. You can modify storage efficiency settings (deduplication schedule and policy, and compression) and space reclamation settings. You can also edit the export policy and incremental tape backup settings of Infinite Volumes.

About this task


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM), and then click Storage > Volumes or Infinite Volumes .
  3. Select the volume whose properties you want to edit, and then click Edit.
    The Edit Volume dialog box is displayed.
  4. In the General tab, modify the following properties as required:
    • Volume name
    • Security style for the volume
    • Thin provisioning
  5. Click the Storage Efficiency tab and enable storage efficiency by configuring the following properties:
    • Deduplication
    • Data compression

    You cannot enable background compression for a volume contained by an aggregate with All Flash Optimized personality. You can only enable inline compression for these volumes.

  6. Click the Advanced tab and enable the following properties:
    • Automatically grow the volume size
    • Automatically delete the older Snapshot copies by choosing one of the following options:
      • Try

        Deletes the Snapshot copies that are not locked by any other subsystems.

      • Destroy

        Deletes the Snapshot copies that are locked by the data-backing functionality.

      • Disrupt

        Deletes the Snapshot copies that can disrupt the data transfer.

    • Select the caching policy that you want to assign to the volume.

      This option is only available for volumes in a Flash Pool aggregate.

    • Fractional reserve of the volume
    • Updating access time for reading the file
  7. Click Save and Close.