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SANtricity commands

Show volume copy source candidates


The show volumeCopy sourceCandidates command returns information about the candidate volumes that you can use as the source for a volume copy operation. This command is valid for snapshot volume copy pairs.

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 or Storage Monitor role.


show volumeCopy sourceCandidates




This command returns volume copy source information as shown in this example.

Volume Name: finance
   Capacity: 4.0 GB
   Volume Group: 1
Volume Name: engineering
   Capacity: 4.0 GB
   Volume Group: 2