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Show snapshot volumes

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The show snapVolume command returns information about one or more snapshot volumes.

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.


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


show (allSnapVolumes | snapVolume ["snapVolumeName"] |
snapVolumes ["snapVolumeName1" ... "snapVolumeNamen"])


Parameter Description


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


The name of a snapshot volume about which you want to retrieve information. Enclose the snapshot volume name in double quotation marks (" ") inside of square brackets ([ ]).


The names of several snapshot volumes for which you want to retrieve information. Enter the names of the snapshot volumes 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.


The parameter to return a concise list of information about the snapshot volumes.


You can use any combination of alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), hyphen (-), and pound (#) for the names. Names can have a maximum of 30 characters.

This command returns snapshot volume information as shown in this example:


 Total Snapshot Volumes: 1
   Most Recent Snapshot Volume: Day month date hh:mm:ss yyyy
   Status: 1 Optimal, 0 Non Optimal

   Name        Type       Status     Capacity    Associated Base Volume
   2_SV_0001   Standard   Optimal    3.000 GB    2
   Snapshot Volume Timestamp   Snapshot Image Timestamp    Mode
   1/23/12 6:44:31 PM IST      1/23/12 6:27:36 PM IST      Read Write
   Total Repository Capacity   Available Repository Capacity
   1.199 GB                    0.125 MB (0%)

The size of your monitor determines how the information wraps and will affect how the information appears.

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