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Copying Snapshot copies with the vol copy start command

The following table describes the Snapshot copies that will be copied from the source volume and the resulting Snapshot copies on the destination volume, depending on the option you use with the vol copy start command.

Option Snapshot copies to copy from the source volume Snapshot copies in the Snapshot file system of the destination volume
None No Snapshot copies are copied. Only the Snapshot copy taken after you enter the vol copy start command, are copied. A Snapshot copy named snapshot_for_volcopy.n is created, where n is a number starting at 0 and incrementing by one whole number with each vol copy operation is created.
-S All Snapshot copies in the Snapshot file system of the source volume, and the Snapshot copy taken after you enter the vol copy start command, are copied. All Snapshot copies in the source volume, and snapshot_for_volcopy.n, where n is a number starting at 0 and incrementing by one whole number with each vol copy operation, are created.
-s followed by the name of the Snapshot copy The specified Snapshot copy will be copied. The specified Snapshot copy is created.
Note: The vol copy start -S command does not copy any Snapshot copies that are created while the copying is in progress. For example, if the copying lasts from 11:45 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. the next day and Data ONTAP creates a Snapshot copy named nightly.0 at midnight, Data ONTAP does not copy the nightly.0 Snapshot copy.