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You can clone volumes and LUNs to create temporary, writable copies for testing. The clones reflect the current, point-in-time state of the data. You can also use clones to give additional users access to data without giving them access to production data.

NOTE

The FlexClone license should be installed on the storage system.

Cloning a volume

Create a clone of a volume, as follows:

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. Click kebab icon next to the name of the volume you want to clone.

  3. Select Clone from the list.

  4. Specify a name for the clone and complete the other selections.

  5. Click Clone and verify that the volume clone appears in the list of volumes.

Alternatively, you can clone a volume from the Overview that displays when you view volume details.

Cloning a LUN

Create a clone of a LUN, as follows:

Steps
  1. Click Storage > LUNs.

  2. Click kebab icon next to the name of the LUN you want to clone.

  3. Select Clone from the list.

  4. Specify a name for the clone and complete the other selections.

  5. Click Clone and verify that the LUN clone appears in the list of LUNs.

Alternatively, you can clone a LUN from the Overview that displays when you view LUN details.

When you create a LUN clone, System Manager automatically enables the deletion of the clone when space is needed.