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Volume efficiency cannot be modified or stopped

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Volume Efficiencies


  • volume efficiency modify command fails as below:

::> volume efficiency modify -vserver svm1 -volume vol1 -storage-efficiency-mode efficient

Error: command failed: Failed to modify efficiency configuration for volume "vol1" of Vserver
       "svm1": Please stop existing efficiency scanners using "volume efficiency stop".

  • Running volume efficiency stop -vserver svm1 -volume vol1 -all true command returns output:

The efficiency operation for volume "vol1" of Vserver "svm1" is being stopped.

  • However, volume efficiency modify command still fails with the same error as before.

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