netapp snapmirror - Two volumes on the same controller

Hello Everyone,

We have a netapp FAS202 and I want to know if I can use snapmirroring to move files from volume A to volume B within the same controller?  If I can, will it it affect other users connecting to the volume?

Thanks,

Bill
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Paul SolovyovskyConnect With a Mentor Senior IT AdvisorCommented:
If you're going to do dedeupe you're still going to have the dedupe limit (2GB I believe?)

What I would do is break out some of the shares to a different volume using robocopy and this way you have two volume each having half (or as close to half) and you can still do dedupe on each
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
This should work just fine.  We do this all the time to move data between aggregates.  What is the purpose of this?
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bjenningsAuthor Commented:
I have a cifs share with user files and it is getting full, so I created a second cifs share and I want to move over about 400 gigs of files and I thought snapmirror would be the quickest way to do it.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Are they in different aggregates?

Keep in mind snapmirror will copy entire volume, it will not copy data into your a current volume, if you want to do this you can use robocopy to seed during the day and do a final one at night and switch the users over.

If they're in the same aggregate you can just grow the current volume, if they're in different aggregates it depends on what you want to do.
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bjenningsAuthor Commented:
I tried growing the volume, but I have dedup running and their are limitiations on how big the volume can grow.  I thought I could create a new volume on the same aggreate and have snapmirror move over all the files, but if I can't do that, may I can create a new volume on our second controller.
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bjenningsAuthor Commented:
That is what I will do!  Thanks so much for your help!
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