CreateGroupReplicaFromElements method of the CIM_ReplicationService class

Create (or start a job to create) new storage objects, which are replicas of the specified source storage objects (SourceElements). Note that using the input parameter, SyncType, this function can be used to instantiate the replicas, and to create an ongoing association between the source and replica elements. If 0 is returned, the function completed successfully and no ConcreteJob instance created. If 4096/0x1000 is returned, a ConcreteJob is started, a reference to which is returned in the Job output parameter. This method combines the functionality of CreateGroup and CreateGroupReplica, in one call.


uint32 CreateGroupReplicaFromElements(
  [in]      string                     RelationshipName,
  [in]      uint16                     SyncType,
  [in]      uint16                     Mode,
  [in]      CIM_LogicalElement     REF SourceElements[],
  [in, out] string                     SourceGroupName,
  [in]      CIM_ServiceAccessPoint REF SourceAccessPoint,
  [in, out] CIM_ReplicationGroup   REF TargetGroup,
  [in]      CIM_ServiceAccessPoint REF TargetAccessPoint,
  [in]      uint16                     Consistency,
  [in]      string                     ReplicationSettingData,
  [out]     CIM_ConcreteJob        REF Job,
  [out]     CIM_Synchronized       REF Synchronization,
  [in]      CIM_SettingData        REF TargetSettingGoal,
  [in]      CIM_ResourcePool       REF TargetPool,
  [in]      uint16                     WaitForCopyState


RelationshipName [in]

A user relevant name for the relationship between the source and target groups or between a source element and a target group (i.e. one-to-many). If NULL, the implementation assigns a name. If the individual target elements require an ElementName, the implementation constructs an appropriate ElementName using the RelationshipName. For example, RelationshipName as a prefix followed by "_n" sequence number, where n is a number beginning with 1.

SyncType [in]

SyncType describes the type of copy that will be made.

DMTF Reserved

0 5

Mirror (6)

Snapshot (7)

Clone (8)

DMTF Reserved

9 32767

Vendor Specific

32768 65535

Mode [in]

Mode describes whether the target elements will be updated synchronously or asynchronously. If NULL, implementation decides the mode.

Synchronous (2)

Asynchronous (3)

DMTF Reserved

4 32767

Vendor Specific

32768 65535

SourceElements [in]

A list of source storage objects which may be StorageVolumes or other storage objects. All the source elements shall be of the same type for example, all StorageVolumes.

SourceGroupName [in, out]

As in parameter, the name of the group to be created. If the name is not supplied, the implementation may assign a group name and return it in this parameter.

SourceAccessPoint [in]

Reference to source access point information. If NULL, service does not need access information to access the source elements.

TargetGroup [in, out]

Optionally, as an input, refers to a target group to use. As an output, refers to the created target group for example, the replica group. If a job is created, the target group may not be available immediately.

TargetAccessPoint [in]

Reference to target access point information. If NULL, service does not need access information to access the target element/group.

Consistency [in]

Overrides the default group consistency.

No Consistency (2)

Sequential Consistency (3)

DMTF Reserved

4 32767

Vendor Specific

32768 65535

ReplicationSettingData [in]

If provided, it overrides the default replication setting data for the given SyncType. If not provided, the management server uses the default replication setting data.

Job [out]

Reference to the job (may be NULL if job is completed).

Synchronization [out]

Reference to the created group association between the source and the target elements. If a job is created, this parameter may be NULL until the association is actually formed.

TargetSettingGoal [in]

The definition for the SettingData to be maintained by the target storage objects (the replicas). If target elements are supplied, this parameter shall be NULL.

TargetPool [in]

The underlying storage for the target elements (the replicas) will be drawn from TargetPool if specified, otherwise the allocation is implementation specific. If target elements are supplied, this parameter shall be NULL.

WaitForCopyState [in]

Method must wait until this CopyState is reached before returning. Only a subset of valid CopyStates apply. For example, Initialized: Associations have been established, but there is no data flow. Inactive: Initialization is complete, but the data flow remains idle until it is activated. Synchronized: Replicas are an exact copy of the source. UnSynchronized: Copy operation is in progress.

Return value

Completed with No Error (0)

Not Supported (1)

Unknown (2)

Timeout (3)

Failed (4)

Invalid Parameter (5)

In Use (6)

DMTF Reserved (7 4095)

Method Parameters Checked - Job Started (4096)

Method Reserved (4097 32767)

Vendor Specific (32768 4294967295)


Minimum supported client
None supported
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2012 R2

See also