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Does cloning a LUN always require mapping?

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ONTAP System Manager (OSM)


  • User needs to be able to clone a LUN without a mapping.
  • At the time of clone creation, the user may not know the initiator to which the LUN has to be mapped.
  • Use a fake WWPN / IQN and then modify when initiator is available.

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