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How to manage duplicate volume names

Volume names must be unique for a storage system. When Data ONTAP detects a duplicate volume name, it renames one of the volumes, but the substitute names it uses can cause problems, so you need to take corrective action if that happens.

When Data ONTAP detects a potential duplicate volume name, it appends the string "(d)" to the end of the name of the new volume, where d is a digit that makes the name unique.

For example, if you have a volume named vol1 and you copy a volume named vol1 from another storage system, Data ONTAP renames the newly copied volume to vol1(1).

You must rename any volume with an appended digit as soon as possible, for the following reasons: