Recopy volume copy

The recopy volumeCopy target command reinitiates a volume copy operation using an existing volume copy pair.

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.

Context

Note: With firmware version 7.83 the copyType=(online | offline) parameter is no longer used.
This command is valid for snapshot image volume copy pairs.

This command works with volume copy pairs that you created with a snapshot image volume.

Attention: Starting a volume copy operation overwrites all existing data on the target volume, makes the target volume read-only to hosts, and fails all snapshot image volumes associated with the target volume, if any exist. If you have used the target volume as a copy before, be sure you no longer need the data or have it backed up.

Syntax

recopy volumeCopy target [targetName] 
[source [sourceName]] 
[copyPriority=(highest | high | medium | low | lowest)] 
[targetReadOnlyEnabled=(TRUE | FALSE)]

Parameters

Parameter Description
target The name of the target volume for which you want to reinitiate a volume copy operation. Enclose the target volume name in square brackets ([ ]). If the target volume name has special characters, you must enclose the target volume name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.
source The name of the source volume for which you want to reinitiate a volume copy operation. Enclose the source volume name in square brackets ([ ]). If the source volume name has special characters, you must enclose the source volume name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets.
copyPriority The priority that the volume copy has relative to host I/O activity. Valid values are highest, high, medium, low, or lowest.
targetReadOnlyEnabled The setting so that you can write to the target volume or only read from the target volume. To write to the target volume, set this parameter to FALSE. To prevent writing to the target volume, set this parameter to TRUE.

Notes

Copy priority defines the amount of system resources that are used to copy the data between the source volume and the target volume of a volume copy pair. If you select the highest priority level, the volume copy uses the most system resources to perform the volume copy, which decreases performance for host data transfers.

Minimum firmware level

6.10

7.83 removes the copyType=(online | offline) parameter.