Creating volumes

Storage Advisor Embedded User Guide

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You can create volumes from a pool. By enabling capacity saving (deduplication and compression), you can reduce the amount of data stored, depending on the characteristics of the data.

To create a volume that shares data reduction with snapshots, capacity saving (deduplication and compression) must be enabled.

  • Ensure that a pool is available.

    If you want to enable capacity saving for the volumes that you are creating, you cannot use a tiered pool.

  • Obtain the following:
    • Pool name
    • Capacity
    • Number of volumes
    • Volume name
  1. In the dashboard or in the navigation bar, click Volumes.
  2. Click the plus sign (+).
  3. Specify the required information and create the volumes.

    For the name of a volume, specify a name that is a combination of Volume Name and a number beginning with Suffix Start Number (optional).

    For example, if you specify "volume" for Volume Name, "7" for Suffix Start Number, and "2" for Number of Digits, the volume name will be "volume07".