Creating SnapMirror relationships with version-flexible replication with backup option

You can create a SnapMirror relationship with version-flexible replication and backup option capability. Backup option capability enables you to implement SnapMirror protection and also retain multiple versions of backup copies at the destination location.

Before you begin

About this task

Configuring SnapMirror with backup option capability enables you to protect your data with SnapMirror disaster recovery capabilities, such as volume failover ability, and at the same time provide SnapVault capabilities, such as multiple backup copy protection.

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 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 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.
  4. Click Advanced to display the Advanced Destination Settings dialog box.
  5. If the Version-Flexible Replication check box is not already selected, select it now.
  6. Select the With backup option check box to enable backup option capability; then click Apply.
  7. Click Apply.
    You are returned to the Volume / Health details page.
  8. 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.
  9. In the Job details page, click Refresh to update the task list and task details associated with the protection configuration job and to determine when the job is complete.
  10. 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.