Adding a Snapshot Copy to a Plan


You can add a snapshot copy to a plan.

Before You Begin

Read about Derived Plans and Region-Based Plans with Snapshot Copies and Mapping in Snapshot Copies.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Plans.

    The Plans page appears.

  2. From the Plan table, click the plan to add a snapshot copy to.

    The plan page appears.

  3. In the Backup destinations section, click Add > Snap copy.

    The Add snapshot copy dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter a name for the snapshot copy.

  5. Select the type of snapshot copy to add:

    • Vault/Replica - Select this option to back up the snapshots to a secondary storage array. You can maintain the snapshots independently for recovery.

    • Mirror - Select this option to create a NetApp snap mirror relationship between the source and destination volume. The option replicates the complete content of the source volume to a destination volume.

  6. From the Snapshot Vendor list, select a vendor of storage arrays.

    The vendor that you select determines the type of mapping that you can use.

  7. From the Source list, select a primary snaphot copy or a mirror or vault copy that will be used as the source for snapshot copy.

  8. From the Storage list, select a storage pool for the snapshot copy.

  9. In the Retention Rules section, choose one of the following methods of retention of snapshots.

    • Retention period: This is the default method of retention. Use this method if you want to specify retention based on a time period.

    • Number of snap recovery points: Use this method to base retention on a number of snapshot recovery points.

  10. Beside Mappings, click Add.

    The Add Mappings dialog box appears.

    1. Do one of the following:

      • For Amazon, from the Source Region list, and from the Target Region list, select the source region and target region.

      • For NetApp, from the Source SVM list, and from the Target SVM list, select the source computer and target computer.

    2. Click Add, and then click Save.

  11. Click Save.