ONTAP 9.14

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Convert a directory to a qtree overview

If you have a directory at the root of a FlexVol volume that you want to convert to a qtree, you must migrate the data contained in the directory to a new qtree with the same name, using your client application.

About this task

The steps you take to convert a directory to a qtree depend on what client you use. The following process outlines the general tasks you need to complete:

  1. Rename the directory to be made into a qtree.

  2. Create a new qtree with the original directory name.

  3. Use the client application to move the contents of the directory into the new qtree.

  4. Delete the now-empty directory.

    You cannot delete a directory if it is associated with an existing CIFS share.

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