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How to manage storage system resources by using FlexShare

The FlexShare tool is provided by Data ONTAP to enable you to use priorities and hints to increase your control over how your storage system resources are used.

FlexShare uses the following methods:
  • Priorities are assigned to volumes, to assign relative priorities between:
    • Different volumes

      For example, you could specify that operations on /vol/db are more important than operations on /vol/test.

    • Client data accesses and system operations

      For example, you could specify that client accesses are more important than SnapMirror operations.

  • Hints are used to affect the way cache buffers are handled for a given volume.

For more information about FlexShare, see the na_priority(1) man page.