Snap Creator configuration file variables, parameters, and commands

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You can define the variables, parameters, and commands within the Snap Creator configuration file.

The Snap Creator configuration file is dynamic, which means that you can create and set variables within the configuration file.

For example, when using SnapDrive for Windows instead of ONTAPI to create Snapshot copies. Because the Snapshot copy names need to be unique, you must set a dynamic variable. The following exampleis from a SnapDrive for Windows configuration:

NTAP_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_CMD1="c:/Program Files/NetApp/SnapDrive/sdcli.exe" snap create -m fx1b4 -s %SNAME-%SNAP_TYPE_%SNAP_TIME -D E:

or

NTAP_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_CMD1="c:/Program Files/NetApp/SnapDrive/sdcli.exe" snap create -m fx1b4 -s %SNAME-%SNAP_TYPE_recent -D E:

When using SnapDrive for Windows instead of Data ONTAP for Snapshot copy deletion, the NTAP_SNAPSHOT_DELETE_CMDparameter can be used. The %SNAPNAME parameter must be used in place of the Snapshot copy name in the SnapDrive for Windows command.

The following example is from a SnapDrive for Windows configuration:

NTAP_SNAPSHOT_DELETE_CMD01 = "C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapDrive\sdcli" snap delete -s %SNAPNAME -D I: