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Restoring the contents of a volume from a Snapshot copy

You can restore the contents of a FlexVol volume or Infinite Volume from a Snapshot copy to quickly recover lost or damaged data.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. If the volume is an Infinite Volume, use the volume unmount command to unmount it.
  2. Use the volume snapshot restore command to restore the contents of a volume from a Snapshot copy.
    Example
    The following command restores data to a volume named src_os from a Snapshot copy named src_os_snap_3 on the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) named vs0:
    vs1::*> volume snapshot restore -vserver vs0.example.com 
    -volume src_os -snapshot src_os_snap_3
  3. If the volume is an Infinite Volume, use the volume mount command to mount it.
  4. If the volume has SnapMirror relationships, manually replicate all mirror copies of the volume immediately after you restore from a Snapshot copy.
    Not doing so can result in unusable mirror copies that must be deleted and re-created.