Creating a SnapMirror protection relationship from the Health: All Volumes view

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Using the Health: All Volumes view enables you to create several SnapMirror protection relationships at one time by selecting more than one volume on the same storage VM.

What you’ll need

  • You must have the Application Administrator or Storage Administrator role.

  • You must have set up Workflow Automation.

The Protect menu does not display in the following instances:

  • If RBAC settings do not allow this action: for example, if you have only operator privileges

  • When the volume ID is unknown: for example, when you have an intercluster relationship and the destination cluster has not yet been discovered

Steps
  1. In the Health: All Volumes view, select a volume that you want to protect.

    Alternatively, to create multiple protection relationships on the same SVM, select one or more volumes in the Health: All Volumes view, and click Protect > SnapMirror on the toolbar.

    The Configure Protection dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click SnapMirror to view the SnapMirror tab and to configure the destination information.

  3. Click Advanced to set the space guarantee, as needed, and then click Apply.

  4. Complete the Destination Information area and the Relationship Settings area in the SnapMirror tab.

  5. Click Apply.

    You are returned to the Health: All Volumes view.

  6. Click the protection configuration job link at the top of the Health: All Volumes view.

    If you are creating only one protection relationship, the Job details page is displayed; however, if you are creating more than one protection relationship, a list of all the jobs associated with the protection operation is displayed.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • If you have only one job, click Refresh to update the tasks list and task details associated with the protection configuration job and to determine when the job is complete.

    • If you have more than one job:

      1. Click a job in the jobs list.

      2. Click Refresh to update the tasks list and task details associated with the protection configuration job and to determine when the job is complete.

      3. Use the Back button to return to the filtered list and view another job.

Depending on the destination SVM you specified during configuration or on the options you enabled in your Advanced settings, the resulting SnapMirror relationship might be one of several possible variations:

  • If you specified a destination SVM that runs under the same or a newer version of ONTAP compared to that of the source volume, a block-replication-based SnapMirror relationship is the default result.

  • If you specified a destination SVM that runs under the same or a newer version of ONTAP compared to that of the source volume, but you enabled version-flexible replication in the Advanced settings, a SnapMirror relationship with version-flexible replication is the result.

  • If you specified a destination SVM that runs under an earlier version of ONTAP than that of the source volume, and the earlier version supports version-flexible replication, a SnapMirror relationship with version-flexible replication is the automatic result.