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Snapshot online not in adapters?

Question asked by George Kenny on Jul 14, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2016 by Nick Dyer

Hi NimbleConnect.

 

I have a Nimble array that a colleague is attempting to test the restore process using snapshots.

 

He ideally wishes to make the data available to the ESXi hosts the volume was initially on. He's selected "Set Online" and then conducted a re-scan of the HBAS, but he doesnt see a new target.

 

If he uses "Clone" then the volume does populate into the HBAs and he can connect.

 

My understanding was the "Set Online" would retain the pointers and provide another logical copy of the same volume/datastore (obviously we'd need to re-signature the device) but it's not even visible on the ESXi hosts whereas "Clone" is?

 

Any advice, or are we using it for the wrong purposes?

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