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Can the volume language be changed after creation in ONTAP?

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Applies to

ONTAP 9.7P1 and later


Introduced in ONTAP 9.7P1, the volume language can be changed from *.UTF-8 to utf8mb4

  • The change is not known to be disruptive as no conversion takes place.
  • If there are concerns about data integrity, create a new utf8mb4 volume and migrate the data over using a file-based copy.

Solution requires Diagnostic-level recovery. The use of Diagnostic commands and recovery steps is potentially disruptive and should only be used when directed by NetApp Support. 
Please contact NetApp Technical Support or log into the NetApp Support Site to create a case. Reference this article for further assistance.

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Does ONTAP 9 support utf8mb4?

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