Cloning volumes from a group snapshot

You can clone a group of volumes from a point-in-time group snapshot. After you create the volumes, you can use them like any other volume in the system.


  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. Click the Group Snapshots sub-tab.
  3. Select the check box for the group snapshot you want to use for the volume clones.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, select Clone Volumes from Group Snapshot.
  6. Optional: In the Clone Volumes From Group Snapshot dialog box, enter a new volume name prefix.
    Note: The prefix distinguishes the new clone volumes from existing volumes. The prefix is applied to all volumes created from the group snapshot.
  7. Optional: Select a different account to which the clone will belong. If you do not select an account, the system assigns the new volumes to the current volume account.
  8. Optional: Select a different access method for the volumes in the clone. If you do not select an access method, the system uses the current volume access.
    • Read/Write: All reads and writes are accepted.
    • Read Only: All read activity allowed; no writes allowed.
    • Locked: Only Administrator access allowed.
    • Replication Target: Designated as a target volume in a replicated volume pair.
  9. Click OK.
    Note: Volume size and current cluster load affect the time needed to complete a cloning operation.