Create a replication job schedule

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Whether you are replicating data from Element to ONTAP or from ONTAP to Element, you need to configure a job schedule, specify a policy, and create and initialize the relationship. You can use a default or custom policy.

You can use the job schedule cron create command to create a replication job schedule. The job schedule determines when SnapMirror automatically updates the data protection relationship to which the schedule is assigned.

About this task

You assign a job schedule when you create a data protection relationship. If you do not assign a job schedule, you must update the relationship manually.

Step
  1. Create a job schedule:

    job schedule cron create -name job_name -month month -dayofweek day_of_week -day day_of_month -hour hour -minute minute

    For -month, -dayofweek, and -hour, you can specify all to run the job every month, day of the week, and hour, respectively.

    Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can include the Vserver for your job schedule:

    job schedule cron create -name job_name -vserver Vserver_name -month month -dayofweek day_of_week -day day_of_month -hour hour -minute minute

    The following example creates a job schedule named my_weekly that runs on Saturdays at 3:00 a.m.:

    cluster_dst::> job schedule cron create -name my_weekly -dayofweek "Saturday" -hour 3 -minute 0