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ONTAP Recipes: Inplace Conversion of an existing plain text volume to Encrypted

ONTAP Recipes: Did you know you can…? 

 

Easily convert (Inplace) a plaintext volume to encrypted in ONTAP 9.3

 

1) If the cluster is configured with Onboard/External Key-manager and VE is licensed , then use the below commands to convert an existing plaintext volume to encrypted

 

>>volume encryption conversion start –volume <> -vserver <>

 

This will start encryption scan on the volume and converts all existing data to encrypted form.

 

New incoming data will be written in encrypted form also .

 

2) You can check the status of the conversion using

 

>>volume encryption conversion status –volume <> -vserver <>

 

 

For more information, see the ONTAP 9 documentation center