Deciding whether to use the Archive and Compliance Power Guide

This guide describes how to use NetApp SnapLock technology to retain files in unmodified form for regulatory and governance purposes. It shows you how to commit files and Snapshot copies to write once, read many (WORM) storage, and how to set retention periods for WORM-protected data.

You should use this guide if you want to work with SnapLock in the following ways:

Note: SSDs and Flash Pool aggregates are supported by SnapLock starting with ONTAP 9.1.

The Upgrade and Revert/Downgrade Guide contains information about how to revert from ONTAP 9.1 to ONTAP 9.0 after you have created a SnapLock SSD or Flash Pool aggregate.

Upgrade, revert, or downgrade

If this guide is not suitable for your situation, you should see the following documentation instead: