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Running deduplication operations

You can use System Manager to run deduplication immediately after creating a FlexVol volume or an Infinite Volume, or schedule deduplication to run at a specified time.

Before you begin

About this task

Deduplication is a background process that consumes system resources during the operation; therefore, it might impact other operations that are in progress. You must cancel deduplication before you can perform any other operation.


  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 run deduplication.
  4. Click Storage Efficiency.
  5. If you are running deduplication on the volume for the first time, run deduplication on the entire volume data by selecting Scan Entire Volume in the Storage Efficiency dialog box.
  6. Click Start.
  7. View the last run details of the deduplication operation in the Storage Efficiency tab of the Volumes window.