We have a volume primarily use for CIFS. It is growing too big therefore we want to migrate some of the content to another volume, however we cannot break the path, so I need to leave some kind of junction point. Will symbolic link achieve this?
You could do this and it will work using widelinks. We used this at customers when there were stricter dedup (asis) limits to have the ability to stitch together multiple volumes with dedup without exceeding the dedup limit on older ONTAP versions (not an issue now with 8.1 unlimited to max vol size and was not much of an issue with the 16TB limit in 8.0). You basically have a symbolic link created from a linux/unix client and use symlink.translations to map the location to another share and the users see the link as a folder within the same path.
Are you saying that in 8.1, flexible volume is not limited to 16TB anymore? This is actually the main reason we are trying to split the contents of the CIFS volume. We are in 8.0 and we are limited to 16Tb.
Re: How can I use symbolic link to split a CIFS volume?