Creating a mirror and vault relationship from a source SVM

You can use System Manager to create a mirror and vault relationship from the source storage virtual machine (SVM). Creating this relationship enables you to better protect your data by periodically transferring data from the source volume to the destination volume. It also enables you to retain data for long periods by creating backups of the source volume.

Before you begin

About this task


  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the Volumes on SVM list, select All SVMs.
  3. Select the volumes for which you want to create mirror and vault relationships, and then click More Actions > Protect.
    The Protect option is available only for a read/write volume.
  4. Select Mirror and Vault from the Volume relationship Type list.
  5. Specify the cluster and the SVM, and then enter a name suffix for the destination volume.
    If the specified cluster is running a version of ONTAP software earlier than ONTAP 9.3, then only peered SVMs are listed. If the specified cluster is running ONTAP 9.3 or later, peered SVMs and permitted SVMs are listed.
  6. Optional: Click , update the protection policy and protection schedule, select FabricPool-enabled aggregate, and then initialize the protection relationship.
  7. Click Save.