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How and when to increase inodes in a destination volume of a SnapMirror Type-XDP relationship

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SnapMirror (SM)


  • SnapMirror Type-XDP destination volumes increase the value of inodes / files automatically on an as-needed basis to accommodate files being replicated from the source.
  • Manually increasing inodes / files on an active SnapMirror Type-XDP destination volume is not supported.
  • Attempting to increase max inodes or files on a SnapMirror Type-XDP destination volume fails with one of the below errors:

Error: command failed: Modification of the following fields: files not allowed for volumes of the type "Flexible Volume - DP read-only volume

wafl_exempt16: wafl.vol.runningOutOfInodes:error]: The file system on "Volume <volume name>" is using 80 percent or more of the files in public inode space that can be contained on the volume

  • For more information, see Bug 916299



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