About using SmartMove to migrate to Thin Storage

Article:HOWTO59577  |  Created: 2011-10-12  |  Updated: 2011-10-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59577
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About using SmartMove to migrate to Thin Storage

If you have existing data on a thick LUN, the SmartMove feature enables you to migrate that data to a thin LUN, and reclaim the unused space. The SmartMove feature leverages the Veritas File System (VxFS) information about which blocks in a Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) volume contain data. Therefore, the migration functionality is available only when a VxVM volume is on a mounted VxFS file system.

By default, the SmartMove feature is enabled for all volumes. Setting up the SmartMove feature is only required if you have disabled the feature previously.

See Setting up SmartMove.

After SmartMove is enabled, migrate the data to the thin LUN, following the recommended procedure.

See Migrating to thin provisioning.

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