Changing the mode of replication

You can edit volume pair properties to make changes to the replication mode of the volume pair relationship.

Steps

  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Protection.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Volume Pairs sub-tab.
  3. Select the check box for the volume pair you want to edit.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, select Edit.
  6. In the Edit Volume Pair pane, select a new replication mode:
    Attention: Changing the mode of replication will cause the mode to change immediately. Be sure that you have coordinated these changes at both sites.
    • Real-time (Synchronous): Writes are acknowledged to the client after they are committed on both the source and target clusters.
    • Real-time (Asynchronous): Writes are acknowledged to the client after they are committed on the source cluster.
    • Snapshots Only: Only snapshots created on the source cluster are replicated. Active writes from the source volume are not replicated.
  7. Click Save Changes.