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IBM System Storage N series Data ONTAP 7.3 Storage Management Guide

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This document describes how to configure, operate, and manage the storage resources for IBM® System Storage™ N series storage systems that run the Data ONTAP® 7.3 release family software. It covers disks, RAID groups, plexes, and aggregates, and how file systems, or volumes, and qtrees are used to organize and manage data.


This guide contains the following topics:

  • About this guide
  • Data ONTAP storage architecture overview
  • How Data ONTAP works with disks
  • How ownership for disks and array LUNs works
  • Managing ownership for disks and array LUNs
  • Managing disks
  • Managing array LUNs through Data ONTAP
  • Commands to display information about your storage
  • Enabling or disabling a host adapter
  • How Data ONTAP uses RAID to protect your data and data availability
  • Customizing the size of your RAID groups
  • Controlling the impact of RAID operations on system performance
  • How you use aggregates to provide storage to your volumes
  • Managing aggregates
  • How volumes work
  • General volume operations
  • FlexVol® volume operations
  • Traditional volume operations
  • About FlexCache® volumes
  • FlexCache volume operations
  • About FlexClone® volumes
  • FlexClone volume operations
  • About FlexClone files and FlexClone LUNs
  • FlexClone file and FlexClone LUN operations
  • Space savings with deduplication
  • How space management works
  • About qtrees
  • Managing qtrees
  • Managing CIFS oplocks
  • Changing security styles
  • About quotas
  • Managing quotas
  • Storage limits
  • Abbreviations
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Data ONTAP 7.3 Storage Management Guide

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Modified date:
15 December 2021