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 Plans list, click the plan that you want to add a storage copy.

    The Overview page of the plan appears.

  3. Click the Backup destinations tab.

    The Regions page appears.

  4. Expand the region you want to add the copy for.

    The Backup destinations tile opens.

  5. Click Add in the top right, and then click Snap copy.

    The Add snapshot copy window appears.

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

  7. Select the type of snapshot copy to add:

    • To replicate snapshots to cloud, add the SnapMirror Cloud copy by turning ON the NetApp SnapMirror Cloud Target toggle. The Copy type is set to Vault/Replica.

    • Vault/Replica - Select this option if you want to create secondary snap copies or enable Amazon or Azure cross-region snapshot copies or Amazon cross-account snapshot copies. You can maintain the snapshots independently for recovery. A Vault snapshot copy is specific for NetApp, whereas a Replica snapshot copy applies to all other snapshot 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.

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

  9. From the Backups to copy list, select the backup jobs that you want to copy.

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

  11. To specify the start time for backups on a specific date and later, for What start date should we copy these backup types from?, select Specify a date from when to retain copies, and then select a date.

  12. 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.


    To set the snapshot copy as a spool copy, set the Retention period to 0 days.

    • Number of snap recovery points: Use this method to base retention on a number of snapshot recovery points.
  13. Beside Mappings, SVM mappings, or Configured SVM to SnapMirror Cloud Target mappings, click Add.

    The Add Mappings or Add SVM to SnapMirror Cloud Target mappings dialog box appears.

    1. In the Snapshot Vendor list, select NetApp, Amazon, or Azure as the snap vendor.

    2. Do one of the following:

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

        For Azure, you cannot create more than one replica copy, and you must map only one source region to one 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.

  14. Click Save.

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