A load-sharing mirror reduces the network traffic to a FlexVol volume by providing additional read-only access to clients. You can create and manage load-sharing mirrors to distribute read-only traffic away from a FlexVol volume. Load-sharing mirrors do not support Infinite Volumes.
A load-sharing mirror is mounted in the same area of the SVM namespace as its source volume. This is useful for frequently read, but infrequently updated data, such as shared binary files. For example, you can set up one or more load-sharing mirrors to a source volume that is mounted at the /bin directory. Client requests to read the binaries on that volume are routed to the load-sharing mirrors, not to the source volume.