Add volume to asynchronous mirror group

The add volume asyncMirrorGroup command adds a primary volume to an asynchronous mirror group.

Supported Arrays

Attention: If you are running the command on the DE2000H, DE4000H, DE4000F, DE6000H, and DE6000F array, the client type must be set to symbol . This command will not execute if they client type is set to https .


To execute this command on an storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.


This command is valid only on the local storage array that contains the asynchronous mirror group to which you want to add the primary volume. An asynchronous mirror group has a repository volume that is used to save data for all of the point-in-time images that are part of the asynchronous mirror group. Each primary volume in the asynchronous mirror group has a corresponding mirror volume on a remote storage array.


add volume="volumeName" asyncMirrorGroup="asyncMirrorGroupName" 
(repositoryVolume="repos_xxxx" | 
repositoryVolume=(volumeGroupName [capacity=capacityValue]) 
repositoryVolume=(diskPoolName [capacity=capacityValue]))


Parameter Description

The name of the primary volume that you want to add to the asynchronous mirror group. Enclose the volume name in double quotation marks (" ").


The name of the asynchronous mirror group that will contain the primary volume that you want to add. Enclose the asynchronous mirror group name in double quotation marks (" ").


This parameter is optional. Use this parameter when the remote storage array is password protected. Enclose the password in double quotation marks (" ").


The name of the repository volume that will contain the changed data from the primary volume.

You have two options for defining the name of a repository volume:

  • Use an existing repository volume: name.

  • Create a new repository volume when you run this command.

The name of an existing repository volume is comprised of two parts:

  • The term repos

  • A four digit numerical identifier that the storage management software assigns to the repository volume name

Enclose the name of the existing repository volume in double quotation marks (" ").

If you want to create a new repository volume when you run this command you must enter the name of either a a volume group or a disk pool in which you want the repository volume. Optionally, you also can define the capacity of the repository volume. If you want to define the capacity you can use these values:

  • An integer value that represents a percentage of the base volume capacity

  • A decimal fraction value that represents a percentage of the base volume capacity

  • A specific size for the repository volume. Size is defined in units of

    bytes , KB , MB , GB , or TB .

If you do not define the capacity, the storage management software sets the capacity to 20 percent of the primary volume capacity.

The storage management software creates the repository volume and links the repository volume to the primary volume.