Restoring a volume in a mirror and vault relationship

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You can use System Manager to restore Snapshot copies to a source volume or to other volumes if the source data is corrupted and is no longer usable. You can replace the original data with the Snapshot copies in the destination volume.

Before you begin
  • The SnapMirror license and SnapVault license must be enabled on both the source cluster and the destination cluster or on the nodes that contain the source volume and destination volume.

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

  • The source aggregate or any other aggregate that you select for the restore operation must be a 64-bit aggregate.

  • If you are connecting from a cluster running ONTAP 9.2 or earlier to a remote cluster on which SAML authentication is enabled, password-based authentication must also be enabled on the remote cluster.

About this task
  • You cannot restore a volume that is in a mirror and vault relationship between a source storage virtual machine (SVM) and a destination SVM in a MetroCluster configuration.

  • You can restore a mirror and vault relationship for the following configurations:

    • Between sync-source SVMs in a MetroCluster configuration

    • From a volume on a sync-source SVM to a default SVM

    • From a volume on a default SVM to a DP volume on a sync-source SVM

Steps
  1. Click Protection > Volume Relationships.

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

  3. In the Restore dialog box, restore the data to the source volume in the relationship or select any other volume:

    If you want to restore the data to…​ Do this…​

    The source volume

    1. Select Source volume.

    2. Go to step 6.

    Any other volume

    Select Other volume, and then select the cluster and the SVM.

  4. Restore the data to a new volume or to an existing volume:

    If you want to restore the data to…​ Do this…​

    A new volume

    If you want to change the default name, displayed in the format “destination_SVM_name_destination_volume_name_restore”, specify a new name, and then select the containing aggregate for the volume.

    An existing volume

    Select the Select Volume option.

    You must select a volume other than the source volume, or a read/write volume with some data in it and with a common Snapshot copy.

    Only those volumes with the same language attribute as the source volume are listed.

  5. Select either the latest Snapshot copy or the specific Snapshot copy that you want to restore.

  6. Select the confirmation check box to restore the volume from the Snapshot copy.

  7. Select the Enable Network Compression check box to compress the data that is being transferred during the restore operation.

  8. Click Restore.