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SMCli online volume copy fails even though the same operation works by System Manager

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Applies to

  • E-Series
  • SANtricity OS 11.80 or earlier
  • Online volume copy is performed by SMCli
  • No volumeCopy with the same source and target combination exists
  • One of the following conditions is met
    • Target volume is assigned to a host
    • Resource provisioning is enabled on EF300 or EF600


Online volume copy by SMCli create volumeCopy command fails

> smcli <IP> -u admin -p <PASSWORD> -k -c "create volumeCopy source=<SOURCE_VOLUME> target=<TARGET_VOLUME> copyType=online copyPriority=highest;"
Performing syntax check...

Syntax check complete.

Executing script...

The operation cannot complete because the volume entered is not a valid target volume candidate. Possible causes include: the volume is a secondary volume in a mirrored pair, a mirror repository
volume, a snapshot repository volume, a snapshot volume, a base volume of an active snapshot volume, a Snapshot Volume (snapshot-image based), a thin volume, a source volume in a copy pair that i
s currently Pending, In Progress, or Failed, or is the same volume that you entered as the source volume for this copy pair. Please select a different target volume (Standard volume) and then ret
ry the operation.
The command at line 1 that caused the error is:

create volumeCopy source=<SOURCE_VOLUME> target=<TARGET_VOLUME> copyType=online copyPriority=highest;

Script execution halted due to error.

SMcli failed.

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