Connecting to a Snapshot copy

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You can connect a Snapshot copy from one host to a different host.

SnapDrive for UNIX lets you connect a host to a Snapshot copy from a different location on a host. This new location can be on the host where you took the Snapshot copy (the originating host) or on a different host (the non-originating host).

Being able to set up the Snapshot copies in a new location means you can back up a Snapshot copy to another medium, perform maintenance on a disk group, or access the Snapshot copy data without disrupting the original copy of the data.

With this command, you can connect a host to a Snapshot copy that contains any of the following:

  • LUNs

  • A file system created directly on a LUN

  • Disk groups, host volumes, and file systems created on LUNs

  • NFS directory trees

  • Disk groups, host volumes, and file systems on shared storage system