Breaking SnapMirror relationships

You must break a SnapMirror relationship if a SnapMirror source becomes unavailable and you want client applications to be able to access the data from the mirror destination. After the SnapMirror relationship is broken, the destination volume type changes from "data protection" (DP) to "read/write" (RW).

Before you begin

About this task


  1. Click Protection > Volume Relationships.
  2. Select the mirror relationship that you want to break.
  3. Click Operations > Break .
  4. Select the confirmation check box, and then click Break.


The data protection SnapMirror relationship is broken. The destination volume type changes from data protection (DP), read-only, to read/write (RW). The system stores the base Snapshot copy for the data protection mirror relationship for later use.