You can use ModifySnapshot to change the attributes currently assigned to a snapshot. You can also use this method to enable snapshots created on the read/write (source) volume to be remotely replicated to a target storage cluster running Element software.


This method has the following input parameters:

Name Description Type Default value Required
enableRemoteReplication Use to enable the snapshot created to be replicated to a remote storage cluster. Possible values:
  • true: The snapshot will be replicated to remote storage.
  • false:The snapshot will not be replicated to remote storage.
boolean false No
expirationTime Use to set the time when the snapshot should be removed. When set to "null", the snapshot never expires. ISO 8601 date string None No
name The name of the snapshot. If no name is entered, the date and time the snapshot was taken is used. The maximum name length allowed is 255 characters. string None No
snapMirrorLabel The label used by SnapMirror software to specify the snapshot retention policy on a SnapMirror endpoint. string None No
snapshotID Identifier of the snapshot. string None Yes

Return value

This method has the following return value:

Name Description Type
snapshot An object containing information about the newly modified snapshot. snapshot

Request example

Requests for this method are similar to the following example:

  "method": "ModifySnapshot",
  "params": {
    "snapshotID": 3114,
    "enableRemoteReplication": "true",
    "name" : "Chicago"
  "id": 1

Response example

This method returns a response similar to the following example:

  "id": 1,
  "result": {
    "snapshot": {
      "attributes": {},
      "checksum": "0x0",
      "createTime": "2016-04-04T17:26:20Z",
      "enableRemoteReplication": true,
      "expirationReason": "None",
      "expirationTime": null,
      "groupID": 0,
      "groupSnapshotUUID": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000",
      "name": "test1",
      "snapshotID": 3114,
      "snapshotUUID": "5809a671-4ad0-4a76-9bf6-01cccf1e65eb",
      "status": "done",
      "totalSize": 5000658944,
      "virtualVolumeID": null,
      "volumeID": 1