Creating Snapshot copies outside a defined schedule

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

About this task

Creating a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume takes longer than creating a Snapshot copy of a FlexVol volume because an Infinite Volume is larger than a FlexVol volume.


  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the Volumes on SVM list, select All SVMs.
  3. Select the volume from the list of volumes.
  4. Click More 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, hyphens (-), underscores (_), periods (.), and the plus (+) symbol.
    The default name of a Snapshot copy consists of the volume name and the timestamp.
  6. Click Create.
  7. Verify that the Snapshot copy that you created is included in the list of Snapshot copies in the Snapshot Copies tab.