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Clone a Volume from a Snapshot?


Hello All,


Quick question. How do you clone a Volume from a Snapshot?


I know the command for cloning a LUN from a snapshot but is there not a way to clone an entire Volume by using a Snapshot.


The problem that throws me off is the "LUN" part, since I'm not trying to create a clone of a LUN. I want a clone of the entire Volume by way of using a Snapshot.


Can this be done?


volume snapshot create -vserver vs1 -volume vol1 -snapshot vol1_snapshot

file clone create -vserver vs1 -volume vol1 -source-path lun1 -snapshot-name vol1_snapshot -destination-path lun1_snap_clone





Use “volume clone”.

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