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How to disable root volume snapshots in ONTAP 9

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8 
  • ONTAP 9
  • Root volume (vol0)
  • Snapshot


  • Root volume snapshots are legacy default settings from Data ONTAP operating in 7-mode, where recovery options such as restoring root volume to a previous checkpoint and other aspects used root volume snapshots.  
  • In clustered Data ONTAP 8 and ONTAP 9 different recovery options are used, which do not utilize the root volume snapshots any longer.


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