Creating a mirror and vault relationship from a source SVM

You can use System Manager to create a mirror and vault relationship from the source storage virtual machine (SVM). Creating this relationship enables you to better protect your data by periodically transferring data from the source volume to the destination volume. It also enables you to retain data for long periods by creating backups of the source volume.

Before you begin

About this task


  1. Click the SVMs tab.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click Manage.
  3. Click the Volumes tab.
  4. Select the volume for which you want to create a mirror and vault relationship, and then click Actions > Protect.
    The Protect option is available only for a read/write volume.
  5. In the Create Protection Relationship dialog box, select Mirror and Vault from the Relationship Type drop-down list.
  6. Specify the cluster, the SVM, and the destination volume.
  7. If the selected SVM is not peered, use the Authenticate link to enter the credentials of the remote cluster and create the SVM peer relationship.
  8. Optional: Enter an alias name for the remote SVM in the Enter Alias Name for SVM dialog box.
  9. Create a new destination volume or select an existing volume:
    If you want to... Do the following...
    Create a new volume
    1. If you want to change the default name, which is displayed in the format source_SVM_name_source_volume_name_mirror_vault, specify a new name, and then select the containing aggregate for the destination volume.
    2. Select Enable dedupe to enable deduplication on the new destination volume.

      If deduplication is disabled on the source volume, then the check box for the new volume is selected by default.

    Select an existing volume Select the Select Volume option.
    Note: Only those volumes with the same language attribute as the source volume are listed.
  10. Select an existing policy or create a new policy:
    If you want to... Do the following...
    Select an existing policy Click Browse, and then select a mirror and vault policy.

    You can select the policy that has the maximum number of matching labels with the Snapshot policy that is attached to the source volume.

    Create a new policy
    1. Click Create Policy.
    2. Specify the policy name, and set the schedule transfer priority.

      Low indicates that the transfer has the least priority and is usually scheduled after normal priority transfers. By default, the priority is set to normal.

    3. Select the Enable Network Compression check box to compress the data that is being transferred.
    4. Click Create.

    You can also specify the SnapMirror label and destination retention count for the policy. For the new SnapMirror label to be effective, you must ensure that a Snapshot copy with the same label is created on the source volume.

  11. Specify a schedule for the relationship:
    If... Do the following...
    You want to assign an existing schedule From the list of schedules, select an existing schedule.
    You want to create a new schedule
    1. Click Create Schedule.
    2. Specify a name for the schedule.
    3. Select Basic or Advanced.
      • Basic: You can select this option to specify only the day of the week, time, and the transfer interval.
      • Advanced: You can select this option to specify a cron-style schedule.
    4. Click Create.
    You do not want to assign a schedule Select None.
  12. Optional: Select Initialize Relationship to initialize the relationship.
  13. Click Create.