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IBM System Storage N series Data ONTAP 8.1 Storage Management Guide for 7-Mode

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This document describes how to configure, operate, and manage the storage resources for IBM® System Storage™ N series storage systems that run the Data ONTAP® 8.1 7-Mode release family software. It covers disks, RAID groups, plexes, and aggregates, and how file systems, or volumes, and qtrees are used to organize and manage data.


This guide contains the following topics:

  • Preface
  • Data ONTAP storage architecture overview
  • Managing disks using Data ONTAP
  • How ownership for disks and array LUNs works
  • Managing ownership for disks and array LUNs
  • Managing array LUNs using Data ONTAP
  • Commands to display information about your storage
  • Enabling or disabling a host adapter
  • Introduction to Storage Encryption
  • Managing Storage Encryption
  • Destroying data on disks using Storage Encryption
  • How Data ONTAP uses RAID to protect your data and data availability
  • Customizing the size of your RAID groups
  • Controlling the impact of RAID operations on system performance
  • How you use aggregates to provide storage to your volumes
  • Managing aggregates
  • Using volumes
  • General volume operations
  • FlexVol® volume operations
  • Traditional volume operations
  • About FlexCache® volumes
  • FlexCache volume operations
  • About FlexClone® volumes
  • FlexClone volume operations
  • Using FlexClone files and FlexClone LUNs to create efficient copies of files and LUNs
  • Features supported with FlexClone files and FlexClone LUNs
  • Using deduplication to increase storage efficiency
  • Using data compression to increase storage efficiency
  • Using space management to balance competing requirements
  • About qtrees
  • Managing qtrees
  • Managing CIFS oplocks
  • Changing security styles for a volume or qtree
  • About quotas
  • Managing quotas
  • Storage limits
  • Copyright and trademark information
  • Notices
  • Index

Data ONTAP 8.1 Storage Management Guide for 7-Mode


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Document information

More support for: Data ONTAP
Storage Management

Version: 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2

Operating system(s): Data ONTAP

Reference #: S7003777

Modified date: 09 July 2014

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