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Can a paused volume encryption conversion job be cancelled?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)


  • No; once a conversion operation is started, it must complete.  The process cannot be cancelled.
  • If performance issues are encountered during the operation, run volume encryption conversion pause to pause the operation, then volume encryption conversion resume command to resume once system load decreases.
  • Alternatively, a volume move can be initiated.  Note: the volume move start command must be run with -encrypt-destination true

Additional Information

  • Once volume encryption conversion start is initiated, you can pause encryption by volume encryption conversion pause. Then you can restart encryption by vol move start -encrypt-destination true.    At this point, if encryption is paused by volume move pause followed by a volume move resume, or aborted by volume move abort, to stop the encryption conversation, the encryption conversion once started back, will start back at 0%.
  • FAQ: NetApp Volume Encryption and NetApp Aggregate Encryption
  • Encryption Power Guide
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