Creating a vault relationship from a source SVM

You can use System Manager to create a vault relationship from the source storage virtual machine (SVM), and to assign a vault policy to the vault relationship 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 Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the drop-down menu in the SVM field, select All SVMs.
  3. Select the volumes for which you want to create vault relationships, and then click More Actions > Protect.
    The Protect option is available only for a read/write volume.
  4. Select the Replication type:
    If you selected the replication type as… Do this…
    Asynchronous
    1. Optional: If you do not know the replication type and relationship type, click Help me Choose, specify the values, and then click Apply.
    2. Select the relationship type.

      The relationship type can be mirror, vault, or mirror and vault.

    3. Select a cluster and an SVM.

      If the selected cluster is running a version of ONTAP software earlier than ONTAP 9.3, then only peered SVMs are listed. If the selected cluster is running ONTAP 9.3 or later, peered SVMs and permitted SVMs are listed.

    4. Modify the volume name suffix, if required.
    Synchronous
    1. Optional: If you do not know the replication type and relationship type, click Help me Choose, specify the values, and then click Apply.
    2. Select the synchronization policy.

      The synchronization policy can be StrictSync or Sync.

    3. Select a cluster and an SVM.

      If the selected cluster is running a version of ONTAP software earlier than ONTAP 9.3, then only peered SVMs are listed. If the selected cluster is running ONTAP 9.3 or later, peered SVMs and permitted SVMs are listed.

    4. Modify the volume name suffix, if required.
  5. Optional: Click , update the protection policy and protection schedule, enable SnapLock properties on the destination volume, select a FabricPool-enabled aggregate, and then initialize the protection relationship.
  6. Click Save.