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ONTAP 7-Mode Transition

Considerations for using SnapMirror for transition


You must be aware of certain considerations when running transition operations simultaneously with SnapMirror or SnapVault operations occurring in the 7-Mode system, such as the maximum number of concurrent SnapMirror transfers, data copy schedules, and using multiple paths for transition.

Maximum number of concurrent SnapMirror transfers

During transition, the maximum number of concurrent SnapMirror transfers supported on the 7-Mode and ONTAP systems depend on the number of volume SnapMirror replication operations allowed for a specific storage system model.

For information about the maximum number of concurrent volume SnapMirror transfers for your system model, see the Data ONTAP Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide for 7-Mode.

Data copy schedules

Data copy schedules for transition operations should not overlap with the existing schedules for SnapMirror or SnapVault operations running on the 7-Mode system.

Using multiple paths for transition

You can specify two paths for transition by using a data copy IP address and a multipath IP address. However, both paths can be used only for load-balancing, not for failover.