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The root volume

The storage system's root volume contains special directories and configuration files that help you administer your storage system.

The storage system contains a root volume that was created when the storage system was initially set up at the factory. Unless the installer selected a unique volume name during setup, the default root volume name, /vol/vol0, is used.

For storage systems that have Data ONTAP 7.0 or later installed at the factory, the root volume is a FlexVol volume. Systems installed with earlier versions of Data ONTAP have a traditional root volume.

For more information about traditional and FlexVol volumes, see the Data ONTAP Storage Management Guide.