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Taking a volume offline

You use the vol offline command to 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.

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When you take a FlexVol volume offline, it relinquishes any unused space that has been allocated for it in its containing aggregate. If this space is allocated for another volume and then you bring the volume back online, this can result in an overcommitted aggregate.

Note: You cannot take the root volume offline.
Note: If you attempt to take a volume offline while any files contained by that volume are open, the volume offline command fails and displays the names (or inodes, if i2p is disabled) of the files that are open, along with the processes that opened them.