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QTS 5.0.x

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Migrating to a Snapshot Shared Folder

  1. Go to Control Panel > Privilege > Shared Folders > Shared Folder.
  2. Select the folder you want to migrate to a snapshot shared folder.
  3. Click Migrate to Snapshot Shared Folder.

    The Migrating shared folder to a snapshot shared folder wizard appears.

  4. Select the location for the snapshot shared folder.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Optional: Free up storage pool space on the volume.

    If there is not enough storage space in the storage pool for the snapshot shared folder, the Free Storage Pool Space screen appears.


    User Action

    Release unused guaranteed snapshot space


    This option is only available if guaranteed snapshot space has been allocated to the storage pool.

    1. Click Set up now.

      The Snapshot Settings window appears.

    2. Configure the snapshot settings to release space.

      For details, see Storage & Snapshots.

    3. Click OK.

    Run a space reclaim to release used space on thin volumes


    This option is only available if the storage pool contains a thin volume with reclaimable space.

    1. Click Run now.

      A dialog box appears.

    2. Click OK to reclaim the available storage space.

      QTS reclaims the used space.

      A dialog box appears.

    3. Click OK.

    Convert a thick volume to a thin volume to release unallocated space


    This option is only available if the storage pool contains a thick volume.

    1. Select a volume to convert.

    2. Click Run now.

      The Convert to Thin Volume window appears.


      Converting a volume deletes all existing snapshots on the volume.

    3. Click Apply.

      QTS converts the volume.

  7. Configure the snapshot shared folder.



    Qtier Auto Tiering

    When enabled, Qtier performs auto-tiering on data in the folder.

    This setting is only available if you select a Qtier-enabled storage pool.


    You can also enable auto-tiering from the Shared Folders screen.

    Space Allocation

    Select one of the following space allocation options:

    • Thick provisioning

    • Thin provisioning

    Allocated space quota

    Specify a quota for the snapshot shared folder.


    Click Set to Max to allocate all remaining storage pool space to the volume.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the settings.
  10. Click OK.