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How Data ONTAP can automatically provide more space for full FlexVol volumes

Data ONTAP uses two methods for automatically providing more space for a FlexVol volume when that volume is nearly full: allowing the volume size to increase, and deleting Snapshot copies (with any associated storage objects). If you enable both of these methods, you can specify which method Data ONTAP should try first.

Data ONTAP can automatically provide more free space for the volume by using one of the following methods:

If you enable both of these methods, you can specify which method Data ONTAP tries first when a volume is nearly full. If the first method does not provide sufficient additional space to the volume, Data ONTAP tries the other method next. By default, Data ONTAP tries to increase the size of the volume first.