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Aggr/Flexvol Question

I am using the data ontap 7.3 simulator and

I have come across an issue. Whenever I try to create a flexvol in an aggregate I am getting an error message.

Netapp> vol create flexvol1 aggr1 1g
vol create: Containing aggregate 'aggr1' was not found
Netapp> aggr status
           Aggr State           Status            Options
           vol1 online          raid_dp, trad    
           vol2 online          raid_dp, trad    
           vol3 online          raid_dp, trad    
          aggr1 online          raid4, trad      
          aggr2 online          raid4, trad      
          aggr0 online          raid_dp, aggr     root

What am I doing wrong?

I also tried aggr2 and got the same error message.

Can someone help?

Re: Aggr/Flexvol Question

aggr1 and aggr2 are traditional volumes not aggregates. You cannot create FlexVol inside a traditional volume.

Re: Aggr/Flexvol Question

aggr1 online          raid4, trad      
aggr2 online          raid4, trad      

They are traditional volumes and not aggregates. The message is shown " vol create: Containing aggregate 'aggr1' was not found". If you try commands "vol status" you will aggr1 & aggr 2 shown in that list too.

Your aggr0 can be used here.

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Re: Aggr/Flexvol Question

What is the difference between a traditional volume and a Raid Group ?? i got the below commands,

## create traditional volume using aggr command

aggr create tradvol1 -l en -t raid4 -d v5.26 v5.27

## create traditional volume using vol command

vol create tradvol1 -l en -t raid4 -d v5.26 v5.27

The traditional volume is not let us create a FlexVol on it even,Could someone throw on some light on it ??

Re: Aggr/Flexvol Question

trad vol are fixed..

flex vols can be increased or decreased on fly.

we used to create trad vol way long back, but now a days you hardly see them.. most of the volumes are flex vols...

you are mixing stuff together

keep this hirearchy in mind:

disks --> raid groups --> aggregates --> volumes --> qtrees / luns