You can use the CloneMultipleVolumes method to create a clone of a group of specified volumes. You can assign a consistent set of characteristics to a group of multiple volumes when they are cloned together.

Before using the groupSnapshotID parameter to clone the volumes in a group snapshot, you must first create the group snapshot using the CreateGroupSnapshot API method or the web UI. Using groupSnapshotID is optional when cloning multiple volumes.


This method has the following input parameters:

Name Description Type Default value Required
access New default access method for the new volumes if not overridden by information passed in the volume's array. string None No
enableSnapMirrorReplication Determines whether the volume can be used for replication with SnapMirror endpoints. Possible values:
  • true
  • false
boolean false No
groupSnapshotID ID of the group snapshot to use as a basis for the clone. integer None No
newAccountID New account ID for the volumes if not overridden by information passed in the volumes array. integer None No
volumes Collection of members that you specify for the new volumes. Members:
  • volumeID: (Required)
  • access: (Optional) Can be one of readOnly, readWrite, locked, or replicationTarget.
  • attributes: (Optional) List of name-value pairs in JSON object format.
  • name: (Optional) New name for the clone.
  • newAccountID: (Optional) Account ID for the new volumes.
  • newSize: (Optional) Total size of the volume, in bytes. Size is rounded up to the nearest megabyte.
If optional members are not specified, the values are inherited from the source volumes.
JSON object array None Yes (volumeID)

Return values

This method has the following return values:

Name Description Type
asyncHandle A value returned from an asynchronous method call. integer
groupCloneID Unique ID of the new group clone. integer
members List of volumeIDs for the source and destination volume pairs. JSON object array

Request example

Requests for this method are similar to the following example:

   "method": "CloneMultipleVolumes",
   "params": {
       "volumes": [
              "volumeID": 5
              "volumeID": 18
             "volumeID": 20
   "id": 1

Response example

This method returns a response similar to the following example:

  "id": 1,
  "result": {
    "asyncHandle": 12,
    "groupCloneID": 4,
    "members": [
      "srcVolumeID": 5,
      "volumeID": 29
      "srcVolumeID": 18,
      "volumeID": 30
      "srcVolumeID": 20,
      "volumeID": 31

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