Editing a snapshot schedule

You can modify existing snapshot schedules. After modification, the next time the schedule runs it uses the updated attributes. Any snapshots created by the original schedule remain on the storage system.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Protection.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Schedules sub-tab.
  3. Select the check box for the snapshot schedule you want to edit.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, select Edit.
  6. In the Volume IDs CSV field, modify the single volume ID or comma-separated list of volume IDs currently included in the snapshot operation.
  7. Optional: To pause an active schedule or resume a paused schedule, select the Manually Pause Schedule check box.
  8. Enter a different name for the schedule in the New Schedule Name field, if desired.
  9. Change the current schedule type to one of the following, if desired:
    1. Days of Week: Select one of more days of the week and a time of day to create a snapshot.
    2. Days of Month: Select one of more days of the month and a time of day to create a snapshot.
    3. Time Interval: Select an interval for the schedule to run based on number of days, hours and minutes between snapshots.
  10. Optional: Select Recurrent Schedule to repeat the snapshot schedule indefinitely.
  11. Optional: Enter or modify the name for the snapshots defined by the schedule in the New Snapshot Name field.
    Note: If you leave the field blank, the system uses the time and date of the snapshot's creation as the name.
  12. Optional: Select the Include snapshots in replication when paired check box to ensure that the snapshot are captured in replication when the parent volume is paired.
  13. Optional: Select one of the following as the retention period for the snapshot:
    • Keep forever: Retains the snapshot on the system indefinitely.
    • Set retention period: Determine a length of time (days, hours, or minutes) for the system to retain the snapshot.
      Note: When you set a retention period, you select a period that begins at the current time (retention is not calculated from the snapshot creation time).
  14. Click OK.