We want to move Volumes from this controller to a FAS2552.
I understand we can't make this volume live because of compatibility. Are there workarounds? Like are there ways to ensure that we can access the contents of this volume (from the old controller) on the FAS2552?
NB - I am thinking of creating a new volume on the FAS2552. But I'm not sure if NetApp allows to copy data from an old controller to a new one.
7MTT can transition SAN volumes and LUNs, but you would first have to upgrade the destination cluster to 8.3, or any version between 8.3 and 9.5. SAN transition was added in 8.3, and all transition capabilities were removed from ONTAP in 9.6.
If you are stuck on 8.2 for other reasons, another option is the SAN Lun Transition Tool (SLTT), a WFA workflow from back in the 8.2 days that preceded ONTAP support for SAN transition via snapmirror.
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