Is it safe and ‘recommend​ed’ to reclaim/sh​rink Oracle/sys​admin volumes in DOT 7 mode?

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We have created several flexvolumes such as 1 flex volume contains 1 qtree. these volumes are created in the similar way for oracle and Sys Admin's e.g
oracle volume - /vol/oratla_data/oratla_data

Sys Admin Volume - /vol/traces/traces
These volumes are fully allocated volumes (not thin-provisioned) Now, in few volumes we can see very less utilized capacity and hence want to shrink/reclaim it . Want to know is it safe to reclaim spaces from Oracle / Sys Admin volumes or is there a slightest of chance for data loss. I understand this is driven by WAFL and hence intelligent enough to reclaim only the empty/zero blocks from volumes - but still want to know if it is 100% safe. Please comment and help me with any best practice doc related .


Software/Hardware used:
Netapp 7 mode, netapp 6250, data ontap
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