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 if you want to create secondary snap copies or enable Amazon cross region or cross account snapshot copies. You can maintain the snapshots independently for recovery. Vault is specific for Netapp, whereas Replica applies to all other snap engines.

    • 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.

    The Snapshot Vendor is listed as Generic by default.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Beside Mappings, click Add.

    The Add Mappings dialog box appears.

    1. In the Snapshot Vendor list, select Netapp or Amazon snap vendor.

    2. 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.

    3. Click Add, and then click Save.

  10. Click Save.

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