Estimating virtual volume compression savings

You can estimate the potential space savings if one or more existing virtual volumes were to be converted to compressed virtual volumes.

Starting a compression estimate

  1. On the main menu, select Block Persona > Virtual Volumes.

  2. In the list pane, select one or more virtual volumes, and then select Estimate compression savings on the Actions menu.

  3. Follow the instructions on the dialog that opens.

Viewing a compression estimate result

When the action is completed, the results of the estimate are shown on the Activity sidebar and on the Activity screen with the activity name Compression estimate virtual volumes (volume name).

To view the compression estimate on the Activity screen:

  1. On the main menu, select General > Activity.

  2. Select the Compression estimate virtual volumes (volume name) activity in the list.

  3. Click the expand icons ( ) until the) until the Task Detail is displayed. The estimate is located near the end of the task detail.

Learn more: Virtual volume compression.