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What are the implications of renaming an SVM in ONTAP?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Rename SVM (Vserver)

Answer

  1. Renaming the SVM/Vserver does not change volume names. Thus, if you have the named intuitively, change them (for example, vs1_root).
  2. Volume names cannot contain special characters like '.', because your SVM/Vserver is named vs1.vcluster1vs1.vcluster1_root cannot be a volume name.
    • As a corollary to this, if you use System Manager 3.0 to create a SnapMirror of a simple 'vol1' on a source SVM/Vserver of vs1.vcluster1, it will by default attempt to create the destination volume as 'vs1.cluster1_vol1_data_protection', which is an invalid volume name.
    • An error will be reported until you change the volume name.

Note: Renaming an SVM in ONTAP is not a 'cifs server netbios name change'.

 

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