Volume types - FSx for ONTAP

Volume types

FSx for ONTAP offers multiple types of volumes that you can use for different purposes. You can create either Read-Write (RW) or Data protection (DP) volumes, using the Amazon FSx console, the AWS CLI, and the Amazon FSx API.

  • RW volumes are used in most cases and, as their name indicates, are read-writable.

  • 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.


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