2011-11-09 01:14 PM
Is there a netapp whitepaper for migrating existing flexvols, their snapshots and flexclones hanging from those snapshots from a 32bit aggregate to a 64bit aggregate?
Also when moving a flexclone will it fully hydrate or is there a way of avoiding this?
We are planning an upgrade from ONTAP 7.3.2 to 8.0.2 and from 32bit aggregates to 64bit aggregates.
2011-11-09 01:47 PM
Hi and welcome to the Community!
ONTAP 8.1 (currently RC1) may help - if you are ready to grow your aggregates beyond 16TB limit, they will automatically be converted to 64-bit. But still (for a reason completely unknown to me) you can't simply convert sub-16TB aggregate from 32-bit to 64-bit.
You can use SnapMirror though for data & snapshots migration.
2011-11-09 07:18 PM