This chapter describes the N series data compression feature. N series data compression is a software-based solution that provides transparent data compression. It can be run inline or post-process and also includes the ability to perform compression of existing data. No application changes are required to use N series data compression.
Starting with Data ONTAP 8.1, you can compress data within a FlexVol volume using the data compression technology. You can use data compression only on FlexVol volumes that are created ...