Initializing mirror relationships

When you start a mirror relationship for the first time, you have to initialize the relationship. Initializing a relationship consists of a complete baseline transfer of data from the source volume to the destination. You can use System Manager to initialize a mirror relationship if you have not already initialized the relationship while creating it.

About this task

You cannot initialize a mirror relationship if the Infinite Volume has storage classes.


  1. Click Protection > Relationships.
  2. Select the mirror relationship that you want to initialize.
  3. Click Operations > Initialize .
  4. Select the confirmation check box and click Initialize.
  5. Optional: If you are initializing a mirror relationship between Infinite Volumes, click Run in Background to run the operation in the background.
  6. Verify the status of the mirror relationship in the Protection window.


A Snapshot copy is created and transferred to the destination. This Snapshot copy is used as a baseline for subsequent incremental Snapshot copies.