Configuring Snapshot backup location

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You can configure the volume where Snapshot backups will be stored on one of your ONTAP clusters using ONTAP System Manager or using the ONTAP CLI.

What you’ll need

The cluster, storage VM, and volume must meet the following requirements:

  • Cluster requirements:

    • ONTAP 9.3 or greater must be installed

    • It should be geographically close to the Unified Manager server

    • It can be monitored by Unified Manager, but it is not required

  • Storage VM requirements:

    • The name switch and name mapping must be set to use “files”

    • Local users created to correspond with client-side users

    • Make sure All Read/Write access is selected

    • Make sure that Superuser Access is set to “any” in the export policy

    • NFS for NetApp Snapshot for Linux

    • NFSv4 must be enabled on the NFS server and NFSv4 ID domain specified on the client and storage VM

    • The volume should be at least double the size of the Unified Manager/opt/netapp/data directory

      Use the command du -sh /opt/netapp/data/ to check the current size.

  • Volume requirements:

    • The volume should be at least double the size of the Unified Manager /opt/netapp/data directory

    • The security style must be set to UNIX

    • The local snapshot policy must be disabled

    • Volume autosize should be enabled

    • The performance service level should be set to a policy with high IOPS and low latency, such as “Extreme”

For detailed steps to create the NFS volume, see How to configure NFSv4 in ONTAP 9 and the ONTAP 9 NFS Configuration Express Guide.