ONTAP Discussions

Snapshot count

sairajeev

Why max snapshot count is 255 for flex volume ? is there any logical calculation on the count ?
I was asked in one of the interview - Couldn't give the answer.

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paul_stejskal

There were various internal WAFL and performance limitations, and it took a LOT of work to get it to the newer 1023 limit. What kind of interview are you talking about?

 

Interview was for Job switching - thanks for your reply 

You're welcome. Seems like an odd question to ask on an interview. That's a very specific internal only knowledge that only employees would in theory have access to.

sairajeev

Thanks

NetApp_SR

With ONTAP 9.4 and later the Snapshot count has increased to 1023. It is a few less in some circumstances. The below KB may address some of  your questions.

 

Maximum number of snapshots supported by ONTAP
https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Maximum_number_of_snapshots_supported_by_ONTAP

 

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