Creating a volume snapshot

You can create a snapshot of an active volume to preserve the volume image at any point in time. You can create up to 32 snapshots for a single volume.

Steps

  1. Click Management > Volumes.
  2. Click the Actions icon for the volume you want to use for the snapshot.
  3. In the resulting menu, select Snapshot.
  4. In the Create Snapshot of Volume dialog box, enter the new snapshot name.
  5. 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.
  6. To set the retention for the snapshot, select from one of the following options:
    • Click Keep Forever to retain the snapshot on the system indefinitely.
    • Click Set Retention Period and use the date spin boxes to choose a length of time for the system to retain the snapshot.
  7. To take a single, immediate snapshot, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Take Snapshot Now.
    2. Click Create Snapshot.
  8. To schedule the snapshot to run at a future time, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Create Snapshot Schedule.
    2. Enter a New Schedule Name.
    3. Choose a Schedule Type from the list.
    4. Optional: Select the Recurring Schedule check box to repeat the scheduled snapshot periodically.
    5. Click Create Schedule.