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authorMohammed Rafi KC <>2015-04-10 13:05:02 +0530
committerHumble Devassy Chirammal <>2015-05-05 01:38:45 -0700
commite02ac3c28241ff004d6cfbfc03975822146ce5dd (patch)
parentc79e03ecd3cd9f2ffad52fad983b32133d8af787 (diff)
doc/snapshot: doc for snapshot clone
Change-Id: Ie53e6ab780ab67ffe0c4f6d92fe4c0b779cec2c9 BUG: 1199894 Signed-off-by: Mohammed Rafi KC <> Reviewed-on: Reviewed-by: Humble Devassy Chirammal <> Tested-by: Humble Devassy Chirammal <> Reviewed-by: Rajesh Joseph <>
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diff --git a/doc/admin-guide/en-US/markdown/ b/doc/admin-guide/en-US/markdown/
index b155bba..672a8ce 100644
--- a/doc/admin-guide/en-US/markdown/
+++ b/doc/admin-guide/en-US/markdown/
@@ -62,18 +62,35 @@ Snapshot Management
**Snapshot creation**
Syntax :
-*gluster snapshot create <snapname\> <volname\(s\)\> \[description <description\>\] \[force\]*
+*gluster snapshot create <snapname\> <volname\> \[no-timestamp] \[description <description\>\] \[force\]*
Details :
Creates a snapshot of a GlusterFS volume. User can provide a snap-name and a
description to identify the snap. The description cannot be more than 1024
+Snapshot will be created by appending timestamp with user provided snap name.
+User can override this behaviour by giving no-timestamp flag.
NOTE : To be able to take a snapshot, volume should be present and it
should be in started state.
+**Snapshot clone**
+Syntax :
+*gluster snapshot clone <clonename\> <snapname\>*
+Details :
+Creates a clone of a snapshot. Upon successful completion, a new GlusterFS
+volume will be created from snapshot. The clone will be a space efficient clone,
+i.e, the snapshot and the clone will share the backend disk.
+NOTE : To be able to take a clone from snapshot, snapshot should be present
+and it should be in activated state.
**Restoring snaps**
Syntax :