Restore the contents of a volume from a Snapshot copy

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You can use the volume snapshot restore command to restore the contents of a volume from a Snapshot copy.

About this task

If the volume has SnapMirror relationships, manually replicate all mirror copies of the volume immediately after you restore from a Snapshot copy. Not doing so can result in unusable mirror copies that must be deleted and recreated.

Steps
  1. List the Snapshot copies in a volume:

    volume snapshot show -vserver SVM -volume volume

    For complete command syntax, see the man page.

    The following example shows the Snapshot copies in vol1:

    clus1::> volume snapshot show -vserver vs1 -volume vol1
    
    Vserver Volume Snapshot                State    Size  Total% Used%
    ------- ------ ---------- ----------- ------   -----  ------ -----
    vs1	 vol1   hourly.2013-01-25_0005  valid   224KB     0%    0%
                   daily.2013-01-25_0010   valid   92KB      0%    0%
                   hourly.2013-01-25_0105  valid   228KB     0%    0%
                   hourly.2013-01-25_0205  valid   236KB     0%    0%
                   hourly.2013-01-25_0305  valid   244KB     0%    0%
                   hourly.2013-01-25_0405  valid   244KB     0%    0%
                   hourly.2013-01-25_0505  valid   244KB     0%    0%
    
    7 entries were displayed.
  2. Restore the contents of a volume from a Snapshot copy:

    volume snapshot restore -vserver SVM -volume volume -snapshot snapshot

    For complete command syntax, see the man page.

    The following example restores the contents of vol1:

    cluster1::> volume snapshot restore -vserver vs0 -volume vol1 -snapshot daily.2013-01-25_0010