Aggregate overcommitment


I wonder if someone has expirence with aggregate overvommitment.

Can you give me a hint how to solve this (pdf, best practices, theory and/or practice, ...)?



Re: Aggregate overcommitment

Hmm...can you elaborate a bit on the situation?

The most obvious thing to me would be a trial SnapMirror license to move some volumes to a different aggregate.

pia Former NetApp Employee

Re: Aggregate overcommitment

Hi Stefano,

Aggregate overcommitment is also called "thin provisioning" and there are a couple of tech reports about it.

For general information, see TR-3563, "NetApp Thin Provisioning", at

For SAN environments, see TR-3483, "Thin Provisioning in a NetApp SAN or IP SAN Enterprise Environment", at