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About this task

This task creates a snapshot of a filesystem on an InfiniBox system.

Prerequisites

  • A filesystem

Instructions

  1. You can create the snapshot either from the Volumes & FS screen or from the Filsystem screen.
    • On the Volumes & FS screen: right-click a filesystem and select Create Snapshot from the pop-up menu.
    • On the Volumes & FS screen: Click click a Filesystem to open the Filesystem view. Click the Actions menu and select Create Snapshot
    The Create Snapshot screen opens.
  2. Provide a name for the snapshot and click Create.

    The snapshot is visible on the filesystem view.

    It is also visible on the Volumes & FS view. Click the expansion arrow that is placed to the left of the filesystem to expand the filesystem tree and reveal the snapshot.

Related tasks

This task and all other filesystem tasks are available both on the GUI and InfiniShell.

Related InfiniShell commands

    • fs.snap.cache -  enabling the snapshot to use InfiniBox flash cache
    • fs.snap.create - creating a snapshot of a filesystem
    • fs.snap.delete - deleting a snapshot
    • fs.snap.query - listing the snapshots and their properties
    • fs.snap.rename - renaming the snapshot
    • fs.snap.tree - displaying the hierarchy of the snapshot and its descendants
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