Creating a vault relationship from a destination SVM

You can use System Manager to create a vault relationship from the destination storage virtual machine (SVM), and to assign a vault policy 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


  1. Click Protection > Volume Relationships.
  2. In the Relationships window, click Create.
  3. In the Browse SVM dialog box, select an SVM for the destination volume.
  4. In the Create Protection Relationship dialog box, select Vault from the Relationship Type drop-down list.
  5. Specify the cluster, the SVM, and the source volume.
    If the specified cluster is running a version of ONTAP software earlier than ONTAP 9.3, then only peered SVMs are listed. If the specified cluster is running ONTAP 9.3 or later, peered SVMs and permitted SVMs are listed.
  6. Enter a volume name suffix.
    The volume name suffix is appended to the source volume names to generate the destination volume names.
  7. If you are creating a SnapLock volume, specify the default retention period.
    The default retention period can be set to any value between 1 day through 70 years or Infinite.
  8. Optional: Click Browse, and then change the vault policy.
  9. Select a schedule for the relationship from the list of existing schedules.
  10. Optional: Select Initialize Relationship to initialize the vault relationship.
  11. Enable SnapLock aggregates, and then select a SnapLock Compliance aggregate or a SnapLock Enterprise aggregate.
  12. Enable FabricPool-enabled aggregates, and then select an appropriate tiering policy.
  13. Click Validate to verify whether the selected volumes have matching labels.
  14. Click Create.


If you chose to create a destination volume, a volume of type dp is created with the following default settings:

A vault relationship is created between the destination volume and the source volume. The base Snapshot copy is transferred to the destination volume if you have opted to initialize the relationship.