Cloning a volume from a snapshot

You can create a new volume from a snapshot of a volume. When you do this, the system uses the snapshot information to clone a new volume using the data contained on the volume at the time the snapshot was created. This process also stores information about other snapshots of the volume in the new created volume.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Protection.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. From the Snapshots sub-tab, select one of two views:
    • Individual: Volume snapshots that are not members of a group snapshot.
    • Members: Volume snapshots that are members of a group snapshot.
  3. Select the check box for the volume snapshot you want to clone as a volume.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, click Clone Volume from Snapshot.
  6. In the Clone Volume from Snapshot dialog box, enter a volume name.
  7. Enter the total size and select either GB or GiB for the new volume.
  8. Select an access type for the volume:
    • Read Only: Only read operations are allowed.
    • Read / Write: Reads and writes are allowed.
    • Locked: No reads or writes are allowed.
    • Replication Target: Designated as a target volume in a replicated volume pair.
  9. Select a user account from the list to associate with the new volume.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.
  12. Click the Volumes sub-tab.
  13. From the Active view, confirm that the new volume is listed.
    Note: Refresh the page if needed until the new volume appears in the list.