You can create FlexClone volumes from SnapMirror source or destination volumes. However, you should understand the behavior of the resulting FlexClone volume before creating it.
FlexClone volumes create a nearly instantaneous replica of a volume within the same aggregate. For information about FlexClone volumes, see the Data ONTAP Storage Management Guide for 7-Mode.
The following two sections list the key differences between cloning volumes that use qtree SnapMirror and cloning volumes that use volume SnapMirror.
Volume SnapMirror and FlexClone
If a FlexClone volume is created from a Snapshot copy in the destination volume that is not the most recent copy, and that Snapshot copy no longer exists on the source volume, all the SnapMirror updates to the destination volume will fail until the clone is destroyed or split. This happens because SnapMirror update attempts to delete the snapshot copy on the destination system, which is locked due to the creation of a FlexClone volume.
Qtree SnapMirror and FlexClone
If a FlexClone volume is created using the qtree SnapMirror baseline Snapshot copy, the qtree in the FlexClone volume will be writable.