Enable or disable client access to Snapshot copy directory

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Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to enable or disable client systems to access to a Snapshot copy directory on a volume. Enabling access makes the Snapshot copy directory visible to clients and allows Windows clients to map a drive to the Snapshot copies directory to view and access its contents.

You can enable or disable access to a volume’s Snapshot copy directory by editing the volume settings or by editing the volume’s share settings.

Enable or disable client access to Snapshot copy directory by editing a volume

The Snapshot copy directory on a volume is accessible to clients by default.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. Select the volume containing the Snapshot copies directory you want to either show or hide.

  3. Click Menu choices iconand select Edit.

  4. In the Snapshot Copies (Local) Settings section, select or deselect Show the Snapshot copies directory to clients.

  5. Click Save.

Enable or disable client access to Snapshot copy directory by editing a share

The Snapshot copy directory on a volume is accessible to clients by default.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Shares.

  2. Select the volume containing the Snapshot copies directory you want to either show or hide.

  3. Click Menu Options and select Edit.

  4. In the Share Properties section, select or deselect Allow clients to access Snapshot copies directory.

  5. Click Save.