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What kind of volumes can not be run the deduplication manually?

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Applies to

  •  ONTAP 9


  • The deprioritized volumes can't run deduplication manually, but the prioritized volumes can.

Additional Information

  • The following error message is generated when running deduplication manually on adeprioritized volume.
Failed to start efficiency on volume "Volume_Name" of Vserver "SVM_Name": Cannot perform efficiency operations on deprioritized volume. To be able to perform efficiency operations, run "volume efficiency promote" command first.(Error:40043)
  • You can determine the deprioritized volume as below. 
  1. Run command volume efficiency show.
  2. Check State column. The deprioritized volume's state is Disabled.


The volume vol4 has been deprioritized and the rest of the volumes have not .

cluster1::> set diag; volume efficiency show -fields auto-state; set adm
vserver       volume auto-state
------------- ------ ----------
svm1_cluster1 vol1   Auto
svm1_cluster1 vol2   Auto
svm1_cluster1 vol3   Auto
svm1_cluster1 vol4   Deprioritized
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