Creating protection policies

You can use System Manager to create cluster-level asynchronous mirror policies, vault policies, or mirror and vault policies, and to apply these policies to a cluster-level data protection relationship.


  1. Click Protection > Protection Policies.
  2. Click Create.
  3. In the Create Policy dialog box, select the type of policy that you want to create.
  4. Specify the policy name and transfer priority.
    Low indicates that the transfer has the lowest priority. Low priority transfers are usually scheduled after normal priority transfers. By default, the transfer priority is set to Normal.
  5. Optional: For an asynchronous mirror policy, select the Transfer All Source Snapshot Copies check box to include the all_source_snapshots rule to the mirror policy, which backs up all of the Snapshot copies from the source volume.
  6. Optional: Select the Enable Network Compression check box to compress the data that is being transferred during a data transfer.
  7. Optional: Click Add Comments to add additional comments for the policy.
  8. For a vault policy or mirror vault policy, specify a SnapMirror label and a destination retention count.
  9. Click Create.