Initializing or updating protection relationships from the Volume / Health details page

You can perform a first-time baseline transfer on a new protection relationship, or update a relationship if it is already initialized and you want to perform a manual, unscheduled incremental update to transfer data immediately.

Before you begin

  • You must have the Application Administrator or Storage Administrator role.
  • You must have set up OnCommand Workflow Automation.

Steps

  1. From the Protection tab of the Volume / Health details page, locate in the topology the protection relationship that you want to initialize or update, and then right-click it.
  2. Select Initialize/Update from the menu.
    Alternatively, from the Actions menu, select Relationship > Initialize/Update to initialize or update the relationship for which you are currently viewing the details.
    The Initialize/Update dialog box is displayed.
  3. In the Transfer Options tab, select a transfer priority and the maximum transfer rate.
  4. Click Source Snapshot Copies; then, in the Snapshot Copy column, click Default.
    The Select Source Snapshot Copy dialog box is displayed.
  5. If you want to specify an existing Snapshot copy rather than transferring the default Snapshot copy, click Existing Snapshot Copy and select a Snapshot copy from the list.
  6. Click Submit.
    You are returned to the Initialize/Update dialog box.
  7. If you selected more than one source to initialize or update, click Default for the next read/write source for which you want to specify an existing Snapshot copy.
    You cannot select a different Snapshot copy for data protection volumes.
  8. Click Submit to begin the initialization or update job.
    The initialization or update job is started, you are returned to the Volume / Health details page, and a jobs link is displayed at the top of the page.
  9. Optional: Click View Jobs on the Volume / Health details page to track the status of each initialization or update job.
    A filtered list of jobs is displayed.
  10. Optional: Click each job to see its details.
  11. Optional: Click the Back arrow on your browser to return to the Volume / Health details page.
    The initialization or update operation is finished when all job tasks successfully complete.