Basic volumes

A basic volume is the simplest type of volume, consisting of a copy in a single storage pool.

A basic volume is a volume that has only one physical copy. Basic volumes reside in a single pool on one site. In addition, basic volumes are supported in any system topology and are common to all configurations. A basic volume can be of any type of virtualization: striped, sequential, or image. They can also use any type of capacity savings: thin-provisioning, compressed, or none. Deduplication can be configured with thin-provisioned and compressed volumes in data reduction pools for added capacity savings. Deduplication is a type of data reduction that eliminates duplicate copies of data.