ONTAP Recipes

ONTAP Recipes: Inplace Conversion of an existing plain text volume to Encrypted


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Easily convert (Inplace) a plaintext volume to encrypted in ONTAP 9.3


1) If the cluster is configured with Onboard/External Key-manager and VE is licensed , then use the below commands to convert an existing plaintext volume to encrypted


>>volume encryption conversion start –volume <> -vserver <>


This will start encryption scan on the volume and converts all existing data to encrypted form.


New incoming data will be written in encrypted form also .


2) You can check the status of the conversion using


>>volume encryption conversion status –volume <> -vserver <>



For more information, see the ONTAP 9 documentation center