Editing snapshots

You can change replication settings or the retention period for a snapshot. The retention period you specify begins when you enter the new interval. When you set a retention period, you can select a period that begins at the current time (retention is not calculated from the snapshot creation time). You can specify intervals in minutes, hours, and days.

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. From the Snapshots sub-tab, select one of two views:
    • Individual: Volume snapshots that are not members of a group snapshot.
    • Members: Volume snapshots that are members of a group snapshot.
  3. Select the check box for the volume snapshot you want to edit.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, select Edit.
  6. Optional: Select the Include snapshot in replication when paired check box to ensure that the snapshot is captured in replication when the parent volume is paired.
  7. Optional: Select one of the following as the retention period for the snapshot:
    • Keep forever: Retains the snapshot on the system indefinitely.
    • Set retention period: Determine a length of time (days, hours, or minutes) for the system to retain the snapshot.
    Note: When you set a retention period, you select a period that begins at the current time (retention is not calculated from the snapshot creation time).
  8. Click OK.