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About this task

This task creates a snapshot group for a consistency group. The snapshot group is comprised of a snapshot group entity and of individual snapshots - a snapshot for each member of the consistency group. The snapshot group name can be determined freely. The snapshot names are each comprised of the volume name and a prefix or a suffix.

How to choose prefix and suffix

The table below provide examples for naming the snapshots.

Example 1 
Membersvol1,... vol5
Prefixs1-
Snapshotss1-vol1,...s1-vol5 
Example 2 
Membersvol1,... vol5
Suffix-s1
Snapshotsvol1-s1,...vol1-s5 

Prerequisites

  • A consistency group

GUI instructions

  1. Right-click a consistency group and select Take Snapshot from the pop-up menu.
    The Take Snapshot screen opens.
  2. Provide a name for the snapshot group and either a prefix or a suffix to the snapshots.
    Click Take Snapshot.

    The snapshot group is created.

Related tasks

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

Related GUI tasks

Related InfiniShell commands

  • cg.create - create a new consistency group
  • cg.add_member - add a member to a consistency group
  • cg.delete - delete a consistency group
  • cg.move - move a consistency group to another pool
  • cg.remove_member - remove a member from a consistency group
  • cg.restore - restore a consistency group from one of its snapshot groups
  • cg.rename - rename a consistency group
  • cg.query - list all consistency groups
  • cg.member_query - list all of the members of a consistency group

 

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