ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

volume clone split start

Split a FlexClone from the parent volume

Availability: This command is available to cluster and Vserver administrators at the admin privilege level.


The volume clone split start command starts a job to separate the FlexClone volume from the underlying parent volume. Both, the parent and the FlexClone volumes will be available for the duration of the split operation. After the job starts, you can stop it using the volume clone split stop command. You can also stop the job using the job stop command. You can monitor the current progress of the job using the volume clone split show and job show commands. This command is only supported for flexible volumes. This command is not supported on volumes that are being protected as part of a Vserver level SnapMirror.


-vserver <vserver name> - Vserver Name

This specifies the Vserver that the FlexClone volume exists on.

-flexclone <volume name> - FlexClone Volume

This specifies the FlexClone volume that will be split from its parent volume.

[-foreground <true>] - Foreground Process

This specifies whether the clone splitting job will run as a foreground job. The default value of this option is true .

[-match-parent-storage-tier {true|false}] - Match Split Data to Parent Storage Tier

This specifies whether the FlexClone volume splits the data blocks by matching its parent storage tier. This option is applicable only if the tiering policy and the tiering minimum cooling days of the parent volume and the FlexClone volume are the same. The default value of this option is false .


The following example starts splitting FlexClone volume fc_vol_1 on Vserver vs1 as a foreground job.

cluster1::> volume clone split start -vserver vs1 -flexclone fc_vol_1 -foreground true
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