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NetApp: Clone a SnapMirrored volume

Posted on 2014-03-06
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We are trying to run a DR test. Are we allowed to create a clone of a volume while it's Snapmirror'ed?

If so how?
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Sure.  Do you have a Flex-Clone license?
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We do.
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you can right click and "clone" in Netapp System Manager and then "Volume"  From there you can pick a snapshot to clone from or create a new snapshot.  Then you have to mount the volume and perhaps LUN if that is associated with the volume.

What type of volume is this.

Here's a bit about flex clone and use cases

https://communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-10323
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These are NFS volumes (I believe FlexVols, but not 100% sure). Also, Thin Provisioned.
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So you would create a flex clone then it essentially acts like a normal volume.  Create exports and add ACLs and you're all set.  When done offline flexclone volume and destroy.
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Do you FlexClone from volumes or from snapshots?
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Typically from a snapshot, if you do it from volume it will create a new snapshots but you have to remember to delete it once you're done.
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