About this task

This task modifies the following volume attributes:

  • Name
  • Size
  • Thin provisioning
  • Pool membership
  • SSD cache
  • Compression

A volume can only have its size increased. Shrinking a volume is not supported.


  • A volume


  1. In the GUI, click the Datasets icon in the left toolbar.

  2. In the Datasets tab, right-click the volume name, or open the action menu in the settings column of the volume row, and select Modify Volume.
  3. The Modify Volume window opens.
  4. On the left side of the Modify Volume window, you can: 
    • Change the name of the volume.
    • Enlarge the volume size.
    • Change whether the volume is thin provisioned.
    • Change the pool that the volume belongs to.
  5. Click Advanced for more options. 
    • Change whether to allow the volume to use the system's SSD cache.
      Note: This setting is sometimes referred to as 'flash cache', 'flash enabled', or 'SSD enabled'.
    • Change whether to enable compression for data reduction.
  6. The gauges on the right side of the window show how the changes will impact pool capacity.
  7. Click Modify.

Related InfiniShell commands

Modifying the volume attributes using InfiniShell is available via the following commands:

  • vol.cache - enabling the volume to use InfiniBox flash cache
  • vol.rename - renaming the volume 
  • vol.resize - resizing the volume 
  • vol.set_compression - enabling compression for data reduction
  • vol.set_thin - setting the volume provisioning type

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Last edited: 2022-08-06 08:03:21 UTC