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Restoring part of a file from a Snapshot copy of a FlexVol volume

You can restore a range of data from a file in a Snapshot copy to an existing file in the active file system. Partial file restores can only be used to restore specific pieces of a LUN, and NFS or CIFS container files.

Before you begin

About this task

Write operations are not allowed on the object that you are restoring; otherwise, it might result in inconsistent data.


  1. Restore part of a file by using the volume snapshot partial-restore-file command.
    To get the settings for partial file restore on a cluster, use the volume snapshot partial-restore-file-list-info command.
  2. After the restore is complete, purge operating system or application buffers so that the stale data is cleaned.