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Snapdrive for Unix

Information required for using the snapdrive snap show or list commands


You can use the command snapdrive snap show or list to display information about storage systems, storage system volumes, disks, or volume groups, file system, Snapshot copies, and so on.

The following table gives the information you need to supply when you use the snapdrive snap show | list command.

Note You can use the same arguments regardless of whether you enter snapdrive snap show or snapdrive snap list as the command. These commands are synonyms.
Requirement/Option Argument

Based on the command you enter, you can display information about any of the following:

  • Storage systems

  • Storage system volumes

  • Disk or volume groups

  • File systems

  • Host or logical volumes

  • Snapshot copies

The value you enter for the file_spec argument must identify the storage entity about which you want to display information. The command assumes the entities are on the current host.

Storage system (-filer)


A volume on the storage system (-filervol)


Disk group (-dg file_spec) or volume group (-vg file_spec)

name of the disk or volume group

File system (-fs file_spec)


Host volume (-hostvol file_spec) or logical volume (-lvol file_spec)

name of the host or logical volume

Snapshot copy name (-snapname long_snap_name)


Additional Snapshot copy names

snap_name (long or short version)

If you want to display information about a Snapshot copy, specify the name for the Snapshot copy. For the first Snapshot copy, long_snap_name, enter the long version of the name, which includes the storage system name, volume, and Snapshot copy name. You can use the short version of the Snapshot copy name if it is on the same storage system and volume.