Snapdrive for Unix

Requirements for storage systems


You must consider the storage system requirements before setting it up.

Component Requirement

Operating system

Data ONTAP 7.3.5 or later.

  • SnapDrive for UNIX supports FlexVol volumes but does not use all FlexVol volume features.

  • Configurations that use NFS must use Data ONTAP 7.3.5 or later and FlexVol volumes must use snapdrive snap connect to read and write to a connected NFS file or directory tree.

    Configurations with traditional volumes are provided with read-only access to NFS files and directory trees.

Storage system setup

You must specify the partner IP address in the HA pair that can be used if a storage system failover occurs.

Note You specify the IP address when you run the setup program on the storage system.


  • FC, iSCSI, or NFS, depending on the host platform

  • FlexClone license

    Note You must have appropriate protocols running on the storage system for SnapDrive for UNIX to execute.
  • SnapRestore software

  • MultiStore software

    You should set the SnapRestore and MultiStore licenses when you set up the storage system. You need a MultiStore license if you want to set up a vFiler environment.

  • Secure HTTP access to the storage system.

SnapDrive for UNIX operations are not case-sensitive with respect to storage system host name, you must ensure that the IP addresses are unique when you configure the storage system.

Note For the latest SnapDrive requirements, see the Interoperability Matrix.

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