Creating a SnapMirror protection relationship from the Health/Volume details page

You can use the Health/Volume details page to create a SnapMirror relationship so that data replication is enabled for protection purposes. SnapMirror replication enables you to restore data from the destination volume in the event of data loss on the source.

Before you begin

About this task

The Protect menu does not display in the following instances:

You can perform up to 10 protection jobs simultaneously with no performance impact. You might experience some performance impact when you run between 11 and 30 jobs simultaneously. Running more than 30 jobs simultaneously is not recommended.


  1. In the Protection tab of the Health/Volume details page, right-click in the topology view the name of a volume that you want to protect.
  2. Select Protect > SnapMirror from the menu.
    The Configure Protection dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click SnapMirror to view the SnapMirror tab and to configure the destination information.
  4. Click Advanced to set the space guarantee, as needed, and then click Apply.
  5. Complete the Destination Information area and the Relationship Settings area in the Configure Protection dialog box.
  6. Click Apply.
    You are returned to the Health/Volume details page.
  7. Click the protection configuration job link at the top of the Health/Volume details page.
    The job's tasks and details are displayed in the Protection/Job details page.
  8. In the Protection/Job details page, click Refresh to update the tasks list and task details associated with the protection configuration job and to determine when the job is complete.
  9. When the job tasks are complete, click Back on your browser to return to the Health/Volume details page.
    The new relationship is displayed in the Health/Volume details page topology view.


Depending on the destination SVM you specified during configuration or on the options you enabled in your Advanced settings, the resulting SnapMirror relationship might be one of several possible variations: