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How to enable or disable I2P on a volume

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 7
  • Data ONTAP 8
  • ONTAP 9


The Inode to Pathname feature was introduced in Data ONTAP 7.1 as a better way to store metadata about files in the WAFL Filesystem. 

Upgrades to new major releases of Data ONTAP add more metadata to inodes and therefore require a conversion of all inodes on every disk drive.

If you are on a version of ONTAP that does not support i2p, and then upgrade to a version that does, you do not have an option to disable i2p for the volume before the upgrade.

What you can do is add the vol option to disable i2p in the /etc/rc before you reboot during the upgrade to stop i2p from starting automatically.  Once the system is up on the new version, you can proceed with this article to disable i2p and pull the commands out of the /etc/rc.

Inode to pathname is a per volume optional WAFL facility, enabled by default, that provides the ability to map an inode number and volume specification to all filer relative pathnames that refer to the inode. The Inode to pathname feature can be turned on or off by following the steps below.


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