2012-01-17 11:18 AM
Since CIFS shares cannot point to an aggregate, It is not possible to "copy" or "paste" a volume using that method. You do, however, have a few other options.
1. DataMotion is a feature of Data OnTap 8.x. DataMotion for Volumes allows non-disruptive movement of volumes between aggregates. Here is a link to the datasheet for DataMotion for Volumes. http://media.netapp.com/documents/ds-3122.pdf. I presume it will require a license.
2. The "ndmpcopy" command can be used to copy data between locations (or between NetApp controllers). I believe ndmpcopy does *not* require a license.
3. Volume SnapMirror (VSM) can replicate the volume. After the replication completes and is up-to-date, breaking the mirror will make the destination writable. This feature requires a SnapMirror license.
3a. Qtree SnapMirror (QSM) can also replicate qtrees. It is similar to VSM, but it replicates data on a file-by-file basis instead of treating the entire volume as a single file. This feature also requires a SnapMirror license.