NetApp Powershell Tools/Enhanced Flexclone (sis clone) of Directories with Powershell

Just uploaded an older project from us to GitHub (

This tool is used to advance the cloning process on NetApp volumes. We use it to clone complete directories (scripted from powershell commanding) in an efficient and easy way instead of cloning file by file manually.

This small Netapp Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit allows you to create a scripted Enhanced Flexclone from a complete (nfs exported) Directory inside a volume. We’ve used this to create highly storage-efficient automated copy-on-write clones from a bunch of Virtual Machines store on NFS exported Netapp Volumes:

See the example where a 153GB VM has been cloned 1000 times with a storage saving/deduplication of 99%.

Update (29th April 2021): Check out our latest project, Fahrbar!

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