Creating a vault relationship from a destination SVM

You can use System Manager to create a vault relationship from the destination Storage Virtual Machine (SVM), and to assign a vault policy to create a backup vault. In the event of data loss or corruption on a system, backed-up data can be restored from the backup vault destination.

Before you begin

About this task

Steps

  1. Click Protection > Relationships.
  2. In the Relationships window, click Create.
  3. In the Browse SVM dialog box, select an SVM for the destination volume.
  4. In the Create Protection Relationship dialog box, select Vault from the Relationship Type drop-down list.
  5. Specify the cluster, the SVM, and the source volume.
  6. If the selected SVM is not peered, use the Authenticate link to enter the credentials of the remote cluster, and create an SVM peer relationship.
    If the name of the local SVM and remote SVM are identical, or if the local SVM is in a peer relationship with another remote SVM of the same name, or if the local SVM contains a data SVM of the same name, the Enter Alias Name for SVM dialog box is displayed.
  7. Optional: Enter an alias name for the remote SVM in the Enter Alias Name for SVM dialog box.
  8. 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_vault, specify a new name, and 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 that of the source volume are listed.
  9. If you are creating a SnapLock volume, specify the default retention period.
    The default retention period can be set to any value between 1 day through 70 years or Infinite.
  10. Select an existing policy or create a new policy:
    If you want to... Do the following...
    Select an existing policy Select a vault policy from the list.

    You can select a 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 a 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 vault 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 vault relationship.
  13. Click Create.

Result

If you chose to create a new destination volume, a volume of type dp is created with the following default settings:

A vault relationship is created between the destination volume and the source volume. The base Snapshot copy is transferred to the destination volume if you have opted to initialize the relationship.