Network and Storage Protocols

Volume Copy Procedure?

HENRYPAN2
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Dear NetApp Gurus,

Would you please share your procedure on copy volume within the same filer?

Thanks in advance & looking forward to hear from you.

Henry

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enrjfitz1
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VOL COPY WITHIN THE SAME FILER

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1. Create destination volume of sufficient size "vol create *name* *aggregate* *size" eg 'vol create testvol aggr0 50g'

2. Restrict the source volume by taking it offline 'vol offline *volname*'

3. Copy the contents 'vol copy start *src_vol* *dest_vol*'

-- after copy online the source vol --

vol online *vol name*

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ekashpureff
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Henry -

Please see the man pages for the 'ndmpcopy' command ?


I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff
eugene.kashpureff@acsacs.com
Senior Systems Architect / NetApp Certified Instructor
http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

HENRYPAN2
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Thanks Eugene for your quick response.

Would you please also advice the pro/cons between ndmpcopy and volume copy?

Cheers

Henry

ekashpureff
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Henry -

Vol copy is block for block, and probably faster.

ndmpcopy can do incrementals, which may be of help.

Most times I ask customers to do data migration using snapmirror local - even on a demo license key.

( Your sales rep can get you keys ...)


I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff
eugene.kashpureff@acsacs.com
Senior Systems Architect / NetApp Certified Instructor
http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

scottgelb
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If 8.0 and San you can vol move too.  Or motor, vol copy and ndmpcopy like Eugene mentioned.

enrjfitz1
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VOL COPY WITHIN THE SAME FILER

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1. Create destination volume of sufficient size "vol create *name* *aggregate* *size" eg 'vol create testvol aggr0 50g'

2. Restrict the source volume by taking it offline 'vol offline *volname*'

3. Copy the contents 'vol copy start *src_vol* *dest_vol*'

-- after copy online the source vol --

vol online *vol name*

HENRYPAN2
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Salutes to Jason for the correct answer :>)

Henry

enrjfitz1
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You're very welcome

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