Initializing mirror relationships

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When you start a mirror relationship, you must initialize that relationship. Initializing a relationship consists of a complete baseline transfer of data from the source volume to the destination. You can use System Manager to initialize a mirror relationship if you have not already initialized the relationship while creating it.

  1. Click Protection > Volume Relationships.

  2. Select the mirror relationship that you want to initialize.

  3. Click Operations > Initialize.

  4. Select the confirmation check box and click Initialize.

  5. Verify the status of the mirror relationship in the Protection window.


A Snapshot copy is created and transferred to the destination. This Snapshot copy is used as a baseline for subsequent incremental Snapshot copies.

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