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Disk Space when Moving a Flex Clone

price97455
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I have a question regarding moving a flex clone off of an aggregate. When I move a flex clone to another aggregate, does it just copy a new clone to the 2nd aggregate and leave the clone on the first aggregate? Or is the flex clone moved over entirely to the 2nd aggregate and the disk space is freed up on the first aggregate? I need to know for storage space purposes. Thanks.

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pedro_rocha
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Hello, did you check this?

 

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-vsmg%2FGUID-F27B9436-D448-4480-8DD2-0B51F341C63D.html&cp=17_2_2_1

 

So, considering you are moving a flexclone child volume, it will no longer be a flexclone child after the move operation. The space it used to consume on the originating aggregate should be released after a while when the volume move operation ends.

 

But if you move a flexclone parent things are a bit different as you may see in the docs
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pedro_rocha
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Hello, did you check this?

 

https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-vsmg%2FGUID-F27B9436-D448-4480-8DD2-0B51F341C63D.html&cp=17_2_2_1

 

So, considering you are moving a flexclone child volume, it will no longer be a flexclone child after the move operation. The space it used to consume on the originating aggregate should be released after a while when the volume move operation ends.

 

But if you move a flexclone parent things are a bit different as you may see in the docs
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