Creating Snapshot copies

You can use System Manager to create a Snapshot copy of a volume outside a specified schedule to capture the state of the file system at a specific point in time.

About this task

It takes longer to create a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume than it does to create a Snapshot copy of a FlexVol volume because an Infinite Volume is larger than a FlexVol volume.

Steps

  1. Click the SVMs tab.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click Manage.
  3. Click the Volumes tab.
  4. Click Actions > Manage Snapshots > Create.
  5. In the Create Snapshot Copy dialog box, if you want to change the default name, specify a new name for the Snapshot copy.
    Valid characters are ASCII characters, numerals, the hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.), and the plus (+) symbols.
    The default name of a Snapshot copy consists of the volume name and the timestamp.
  6. Click Create.
  7. Verify that the Snapshot copy you created is included in the list of Snapshot copies in the Snapshot Copies tab.