Initializing mirror and vault relationships

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You can use System Manager to initialize a mirror and vault relationship if you have not already initialized the relationship while creating it. When you initialize a relationship, a complete baseline transfer of data is performed from the source volume to the destination.

Before you begin

The source and destination clusters must be in a healthy peer relationship.

  1. Click Protection > Volume Relationships.

  2. Select the mirror and vault relationship that you want to initialize, and then click Operations > Initialize.

  3. Select the confirmation check box, and then click Initialize.

  4. Verify the status of the 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.