2009-09-05 02:50 AM - last edited on 2015-10-02 01:29 PM by alissa
Can we able to mount the aggregate like the volume using the mount points and exporting from the exports file .
If so can anyone explain with an example
2009-09-05 04:31 AM
Aggregate is the Physical level grouping of disks. It's not possible to mount it.
If you have a traditional Volume then you can mount it as same as volume.
2009-09-07 03:44 AM
I've never heard of any 'normal' method of mounting an aggregate. However there are aggregate-level snapshots (& default 5% snap reserve), which begs the question - how to actually access / use these snapshots?
If memory servers right, I think it can be leveraged by support guys for data recovery (e.g. when a volume has been 'accidentally' destroyed).
2009-09-08 01:24 AM
So, again - it shows that aggregate is not only a physical, but also a logical, volume-like object.
Hence there is a theoretical possibility of mounting an aggregate...
2009-09-14 12:33 AM
I found some info in the Storage management guide which specifies that aggr is the physical layer . I think Daniel is correct.
Aggregates provide storage to volumes. Aggregates are made up of sets of disks, which Data ONTAP
automatically organizes into one or more RAID groups. Aggregates have one or two plexes, depending
on whether RAID-level mirroring (SyncMirror), is in use.
Volumes are data containers. Clients can access the data in volumes through the access protocols
supported by Data ONTAP. These protocols include Network File System (NFS), Common Internet
File System (CIFS), HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Web-based Distributed