SnapDrive for UNIX provides end-to-end storage management. You can provision storage from a host to a storage system and manage that storage with or without using the host Logical Volume Manager (LVM).
SnapDrive for UNIX enables you to perform the following storage operations:
When you create a storage by using the snapdrive storage create command, SnapDrive for UNIX automatically performs all the tasks needed to set up LUNs, including preparing the host, performing discovery mapping, and connecting to each LUN you create. You can use the snapdrive storage show command to display information about the NetApp LUNs, disk groups, host volumes, file systems, or NFS directory trees that you create.
You can use the snapdrive storage connect command to map the storage to a new location. This command enables you to access the existing storage from a different host than the one used to create it. The snapdrive storage connect command enables you to make the existing LUNs, file systems, disk groups, and logical volumes accessible on a new host. This might be useful if you want to back up a storage entity from the new host to another host.
If you no longer want your storage mapped to its current location, you can use the snapdrive storage disconnect command. This command removes the mappings from one or more host locations to the LUNs creating the storage for that location.
If you want to delete the storage, you can use the snapdrive storage delete command. SnapDrive for UNIX deletes all the host-side entities you specify as well as all their underlying entities and the LUNs associated with them.