Creating a mirror relationship from a destination SVM

You can use System Manager to create a mirror relationship from the destination storage virtual machine (SVM), and to assign a policy and schedule to the mirror relationship. The mirror copy enables quick availability of data if the data on the source volume is corrupted or lost.

Before you begin

About this task


  1. Click Protection > Volume Relationships.
  2. In the Volume Relationships window, click Create.
  3. In the Browse SVM dialog box, select an SVM for the destination volume.
  4. In the Create Protection Relationship dialog box, select Mirror from the Relationship Type drop-down list.
  5. Specify the cluster, the SVM, and the source 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. For FlexVol volumes, specify a volume name suffix.
    The volume name suffix is appended to the source volume names to generate the destination volume names.
  7. Optional: Click Browse, and then change the mirror policy.
  8. Select a schedule for the relationship from the list of existing schedules.
  9. Optional: Select Initialize Relationship to initialize the mirror relationship.
  10. Enable FabricPool-enabled aggregates, and then select an appropriate tiering policy.
  11. Click Create.


If you chose to create a destination volume, a destination volume of type dp is created, with the language attribute set to match the language attribute of the source volume.

A mirror relationship is created between the source volume and the destination volume. The base Snapshot copy is transferred to the destination volume if you have opted to initialize the relationship.