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SnapManager for SAP

Disabling client access to Snapshot copies


For any storage system volume that uses the NFS protocol and contains SAP data backed up using BR*Tools, you must disable client access to the Snapshot copies of that volume. If client access is enabled, BR*Tools will attempt to create backups of the hidden .snapshot directories that contain previous backups.

To disable client access, use one of the following methods.

  • Using Data ONTAP: Using the Data ONTAP command line interface, enter the following command: vol options volume_name nosnapdir on wherein volume_name is the name of the volume containing SAP data, for example, /vol/falls_sap_cer9i_data1

  • Using FilerView: To disable access using the FilerView graphical user interface, you must already have a Snapshot copy of the volume.

    1. In the FilerView left pane, select Volumes > Snapshots > Manage.

    2. On the Manage Snapshots page, click the volume name in the Volume column.

    3. On the Configure Snapshots page, clear the Snapshot Directory Visible check box, and click Apply.

For more information about disabling client access to Snapshot copies, see the chapter about Snapshot Management of the Data ONTAP Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide for your version of Data ONTAP.