Data protection overview with the CLI

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This content describes how to manage Snapshot copies on a local ONTAP system, and how to replicate Snapshot copies to a remote system using SnapMirror. You can replicate Snapshot copies for disaster recovery or long-term retention.

You should use this content under the following circumstances:

  • You want to understand the range of ONTAP backup and recovery capabilities.

  • You want to use the command-line interface (CLI), not ONTAP System Manager, an automated scripting tool, or a SnapCenter product.

  • You have already created peer relationships between the source and destination clusters and the source and destination SVMs.

  • You are backing up volumes or SVMs from AFF or FAS storage systems to AFF or FAS storage systems.

  • You want to provide data protection using online methods, not tape.