Initializing a vault relationship

You can use System Manager to initialize a vault relationship if you have not already initialized it while creating the relationship. A baseline transfer of data is initiated from the source FlexVol volume to the destination FlexVol volume.

Before you begin

The source and destination clusters must be in a healthy peer relationship.


  1. Click Protection > Relationships.
  2. Select the relationship you want to initialize, and click Operations > Initialize.
  3. In the Initialize window, click Initialize.


A Snapshot copy is created and transferred to the destination.

This Snapshot copy is used as a baseline for subsequent incremental Snapshot copies.