Creating protection policies

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

Steps

  1. Click Storage > SVMs.
  2. Select the storage virtual machine (SVM) for which you want to create a protection policy, and then click SVM Settings.
  3. In the Policies pane, click Protection Policies.
  4. Click Create.
  5. In the Create Policy dialog box, select the policy type that you want to create.
  6. Specify the policy name and transfer priority.
    Low indicates that the transfer has the least priority, and the transfer is usually scheduled after normal priority transfers. By default, the priority is set to Normal.
  7. Optional: For a policy of type asynchronous mirror, 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.
  8. Optional: Select the Enable Network Compression check box to compress the data that is being transferred during a data transfer.
  9. Optional: Click Add Comments to add additional comments for the policy.
  10. For a policy of type vault or mirror vault, specify a SnapMirror label and a destination retention count.
  11. Click Create.