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How vFiler units work with data compression

Data compression enables you to reduce the space required to store data in vFiler units by compressing data blocks within a FlexVol volume. Compressed data in volumes is also migrated during the online migration of vFiler units.

When you perform online migration of vFiler units, the bandwidth and time required for the migration are less. The FlexVol volumes on the destination vFiler unit inherit the data compression attributes of the source vFiler unit.

For more information about the compression commands that are not supported during an online migration of vFiler units, see the Data ONTAP MultiStore Management Guide for 7-Mode.