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Creating a group snapshot

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You can create a snapshot of a group of volumes, and you can also create a group snapshot schedule to automate group snapshots. A single group snapshot can consistently snapshot up to 32 volumes at one time.

  1. Click Management > Volumes.

  2. Use the check boxes to select multiple volumes for a group of volumes.

  3. Click Bulk Actions.

  4. Click Group Snapshot.

  5. Enter a new group snapshot name in the Create Group Snapshot of Volumes dialog box.

  6. Optional: Select the Include Each Group Snapshot Member in Replication When Paired check box to ensure that each snapshot is captured in replication when the parent volume is paired.

  7. Select a retention option for the group snapshot:

    • Click Keep Forever to retain the snapshot on the system indefinitely.

    • Click Set Retention Period and use the date spin boxes to choose a length of time for the system to retain the snapshot.

  8. To take a single, immediate snapshot, perform the following steps:

    1. Click Take Group Snapshot Now.

    2. Click Create Group Snapshot.

  9. To schedule the snapshot to run at a future time, perform the following steps:

    1. Click Create Group Snapshot Schedule.

    2. Enter a New Schedule Name.

    3. Select a Schedule Type from the list.

    4. Optional: Select the Recurring Schedule check box to repeat the scheduled snapshot periodically.

    5. Click Create Schedule.