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root volume size in Kb's


Hello Team,


Why my root volume size is showing in kb's? I would like to see it in GB's. Please suggest. 


vol size root
vol size: Flexible volume 'root' has size 489312016k





Re: root volume size in Kb's


So change it


vol size vol0 470g


Re: root volume size in Kb's


Filer>vol size root 480g
vol size: Cannot grow root volume to more than 95% of the available aggregate size which is currently 486688880k.
An attempt was made to set the root volume size to 480g.


Filer1> vol size root
vol size: Flexible volume 'root' has size 489312016k.


Re: root volume size in Kb's


Hi, you will need to change the volume size as suggested by JGPSHNTAP to display the units in GB. From the Data ONTAP 8.2 Commands: Manual Page Reference For 7-Mode, Volume 1...


When displaying the flexible volume’s size, the units used have the same form as when creating the volume or setting the volume size. The specific unit chosen for a given size is based on matching the volume size to an exact number of a specific unit. k is used if no larger units match.


However, these are very large root volume sizes. Are you storing a large number of logs? It is normally recommended to only store system files in the root volume. Would a dedicated syslog volume help in your situation? Or do you have a large number of dump/crash files that could be cleared out?


Just for info...the recommended (min) root volume size for the larger controllers is only 250GB + 5% snap reserve, please see Hardware Universe for exact recommended size for your system.


Hope the info helps.

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