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Putting an aggregate into restricted state

Putting an aggregate into the restricted state prevents data access to volumes associated with the aggregate but does not take the aggregate completely offline. You must put an aggregate into the restricted state to make it the target of an aggregate copy or SnapMirror operation.


  1. If the aggregate you want to restrict contains FlexVol volumes, boot into maintenance mode.
  2. Enter the following command: aggr restrict aggr_name
  3. If you previously booted into maintenance mode, return to normal mode.


The aggregate is now restricted. Data in the aggregate's volumes is unavailable to clients.