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How to create or remove auditing staging (MDV_AUD) volumes

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • MDV_aud (Auditing Staging Volume)


This article describes the procedure to create or remove auditing staging (MDV_aud) volumes.

  • MDV (Metadata Volume) auditing volumes are referenced as MDV_aud_
  • This article does not apply to MDV_CRS* volumes
MDV_aud volumes  enables a storage administrator to monitor user actions such as access and modification of data files.

cluster::> volume show *MDV_aud*
Vserver Volume Aggregate State Type Size Available Used%
--------- ------------ ------------ ---------- ---- ---------- ---------- -----
cluster1 MDV_aud_1d0131843d4811e296fc123478563412
aggr0 online RW 2GB 1.90GB 5%

MDV_CRS volumes are used for SVM-DR and MetroCluster configuration replication


cluster::> volume show *MDV_CRS*
Vserver   Volume       Aggregate    State      Type       Size  Available Used%
--------- ------------ ------------ ---------- ---- ---------- ---------- -----
cluster2  MDV_CRS_f53ee75db03b11e89a65005056b013db_A
aggr_dp      online     RW         20MB    18.74MB    1%


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