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Show volume group import dependencies

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The show volumeGroup importDependencies command shows a list of dependencies for the drives in a volume group that you want to move from one storage array to a second storage array.

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 volumeGroup [volumeGroupName] importDependencies
[cancelImport=(TRUE | FALSE)]


Parameter Description


The name of the volume group for which you want to show import dependencies. Enclose the volume group name in square brackets ([ ]).


The setting to spin the drives back down after the volume group dependencies have been read. To spin down the drives, set this parameter to TRUE. To let the drives stay spinning, set this parameter to FALSE.


This command returns the dependencies of a specific volume group, which must be in an Exported state or a Forced state. If a decision is made to retain the listed dependencies, then the cancelImport parameter can be enforced to spin the drives back down.

You must run the show volumeGroup importDependencies command before you run the start volumeGroup import command.

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