Creating a Volume

When creating a volume, the only required parameter is the volume name. You can set the ownership, permissions, quotas, and other parameters at the time of volume creation, or use the Volume Properties dialog to set them later. If you plan to schedule snapshots or mirrors, it is useful to create a schedule ahead of time; the schedule will appear in a drop-down menu in the Volume Properties dialog.

By default, the root user and the volume creator have full control permissions on the volume. You can grant specific permissions to other users and groups:


Allowed Action


Dump the volume


Mirror or restore the volume


Modify volume properties, create and delete snapshots


Delete a volume


Full control (admin access and permission to change volume ACL)

You can create a volume using the volume create command, or use the following procedure to create a volume using the MapR Control System.