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Commands for managing Snapshot copies

Cluster administrators can use the volume snapshot commands to create and manage all Snapshot copies. Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) administrators can use the same commands to create and manage Snapshot copies within SVMs.

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Display information about Snapshot copies volume snapshot show
Display information about Snapshot copies created before, after, or on a certain date volume snapshot show with the -create-time parameter

For example, you can view Snapshot copies created fewer than 5 days ago by using the following command:

volume snapshot show -create-time >5d
Create a Snapshot copy of a volume volume snapshot create

If you are using Infinite Volumes, you must ensure that the Infinite Volume is in an online state. You cannot create a Snapshot copy if the Infinite Volume is in a mixed state due to an offline constituent.

Modify the attributes of a Snapshot copy volume snapshot modify

If you are using Infinite Volumes, you cannot change the comment or name associated with a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume.

Rename a Snapshot copy of a FlexVol volume volume snapshot rename

You cannot rename a Snapshot copy that is created as a reference copy during execution of the volume copy or volume move commands.

If you are using Infinite Volumes, you cannot rename a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume.

Delete a Snapshot copy volume snapshot delete

If you are using Infinite Volumes, the Infinite Volume must be online. You cannot delete a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume when the Infinite Volume is in a mixed state without assistance from technical support.

If you are using SnapMirror, base Snapshot copies must exist and at least one common Snapshot copy must exist between the source and destination volume to use the snapmirror resync command.