2010-12-08 09:19 AM
Hopefully someone out there has solved this problem, been combing through the communities for a while trying to do this.
We have a department share, it has its own volume, ontap 7.3.2 (soon to be 7.3.4), and 110 sub departments, one directory for each department. We want to limit the size of each of these departments, aka directories. After researching, realize that we can do quotas at that level but we'd have to convert 110 directories to qtrees and do all the data migration associated with it. In addition, most of the files are offline Enterprise Vault files, so the migration would require (unless we can do subfolder NDMP copies?) say a robocopy and then an fsautil copy so that the stub gets copied over, and that takes forever.
Here's my approaches thus far....
Thanks guys, hopefully there's an answer to this one.
2010-12-10 10:01 AM
My advice: bite the bullet and convert (copy/move) everything to qtrees. I think if you access the root of the volume via CIFS you should be able to move an entire folder tree from the root of the volume into a new qtree in a matter of seconds?