Show snapshot image

The show snapImage command returns information about the snapshot images that a user had previously created.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to any individual storage array, including the E2700, E5600, E2800, E5700, EF600 and EF300 arrays, as long as all SMcli packages are installed.

Roles

To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.

Syntax for showing a specific snapshot image

show (allSnapImages | snapImage ["snapImageName"] | 
snapImages ["snapImageName1" ... "snapImageNamen"]]) 
[summary]

Parameters

Parameter Description
allSnapImages

The parameter to return information about all of the snapshot images in the storage array.

snapImage

The name of a snapshot image for which you want to retrieve information. The name of a snapshot image is comprised of two parts:

  • The name of the snapshot group
  • An identifier for the snapshot image in the snapshot group

The identifier for the snapshot image can be one of these:

  • An integer value that is the sequence number of the snapshot in the snapshot group.
  • NEWEST – Use this option when you want to show the latest snapshot image created in the snapshot group.
  • OLDEST – Use this option when you want to show the earliest snapshot image created in the snapshot group.

Enclose the snapshot image name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets ([ ]).

snapImages

The names of several snapshot images for which you want to retrieve information. Enter the names of the snapshot images using these rules:

  • Enclose all of the names in square brackets ([ ]).
  • Enclose each of the names in double quotation marks (" ").
  • Separate each of the names with a space.
summary

This parameter returns a concise list of information about the snapshot images.

Notes

The name of a snapshot image has two parts separated by a colon (:):

For example, if you want to show snapshot image 12345 in a snapshot group that has the name snapGroup1, you would use this command:

show snapImage ["snapGroup1:12345"];

To show the most recent snapshot image in a snapshot group that has the name snapGroup1, you would use this command:

show snapImage ["snapGroup1:newest"];

To show the snapshot images in several snapshot consistency groups that has the names snapGroup1, snapGroup2, and snapGroup3, you would use this command:

show snapImages ["snapGroup1:12345 snapGroup2:newest snapGroup3:oldest"];

Minimum firmware level

7.83