Creating a SnapMirror relationship with version-flexible replication

You can create a SnapMirror relationship with version-flexible replication. Version-flexible replication enables you to implement SnapMirror protection even if source and destination volumes run under different versions of ONTAP.

Before you begin

About this task

SnapMirror with version-flexible replication enables you to implement SnapMirror protection even in heterogeneous storage environments in which not all storage is running under one version of ONTAP; however, mirror operations performed under SnapMirror with version-flexible replication do not execute as quickly as they would under traditional block replication SnapMirror.

Steps

  1. Display the Configure Protection dialog box for the volume that you want to protect.
    • If you are viewing the Protection tab of the Volume / Health details page, right-click in the topology view that has the name of a volume that you want to protect and select Protect > SnapMirror from the menu.
    • If you are viewing the Health: All Volumes view, locate a volume that you want to protect and right-click it; then select Protect > SnapMirror from the menu.
    The Configure Protection dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click SnapMirror to view the SnapMirror tab.
  3. Complete the Destination Information area and the Relationship Settings area in the Configure Protection dialog box.
    If you specify a destination SVM that runs under an earlier version of ONTAP than the source volume you are protecting, and if that earlier version supports version-flexible replication, this task automatically configures SnapMirror with version-flexible replication.
  4. If you specify a destination SVM that runs under the same version of ONTAP as that of the source volume, but you still want to configure SnapMirror with version-flexible replication, click Advanced to enable version-flexible replication and then click Apply.
  5. Click Apply.
    You are returned to the Volume / Health details page.
  6. Click the protection configuration job link at the top of the Volume / Health details page.
    The jobs tasks and details are displayed in the Job details page.
  7. In the 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.
  8. When the job tasks are complete, click Back on your browser to return to the Volume / Health details page.
    The new relationship is displayed in the Volume / Health details page topology view.