Volume types - FSx for ONTAP

Volume types

FSx for ONTAP offers two types of volumes that you can create using the Amazon FSx console, the AWS CLI, and the Amazon FSx API.

  • Read-write (RW) volumes are used in most cases. As their name indicates, they are read-writable.

  • Data protection (DP) volumes are read-only volumes that you use as the destination of a NetApp SnapMirror or SnapVault relationship. You should use DP volumes when you want to migrate or protect a single volume‚Äôs data.

FlexVol and FlexGroup volumes can be either RW or DP.


You can't update a volume's type after the volume is created.