You can create, delete, and rename qtrees. In addition, you can display their status and access statistics. You can also convert directories at the root of a volume into qtrees. You do many of these operations using your UNIX or Windows client.
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Note: Many qtree commands cannot be performed while a volume move operation is in progress. If you are prevented from completing a qtree command for this reason, wait until the volume move is complete and then retry the command.
Creating a qtree
You create qtrees using the qtree create command. You can also specify a UNIX-style permission for the new qtree.
Displaying qtree status
To find the security style, oplocks attribute, and SnapMirror status for all volumes and qtrees on the storage system or for a specified volume, you use the qtree status command.
Displaying qtree access statistics
You display statistics on user accesses to files in qtrees on your system using the qtree stats command. This can help you determine which qtrees are incurring the most traffic. Determining traffic patterns helps with qtree-based load balancing.
Converting a directory to a qtree
If you have a directory at the root of a FlexVol volume that you want to convert to a qtree, you must migrate the data contained in the directory to a new qtree with the same name, using your client application.
Deleting a qtree
You can delete a qtree using Windows Explorer or a UNIX client, if the qtree permissions allow.
Renaming a qtree
You can rename a qtree using Windows Explorer or a UNIX client, if the qtree permissions allow.