Changing Snapshot Engine for Default Subclient

A subclient is a logical entity that contains the data that needs to be backed up.

When you add an instance, a default subclient is automatically created. The default subclient supports the native snapshot engine. By default, the snapshot engine is disabled, and the backup is treated as a native snap backup.

You can change the snapshot engine of the default subclient by completing the steps mentioned below.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Protect > Big data.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click an instance name.

    The selected instance page appears.

  3. In the Subclients section, click default.

    The default page appears.

  4. On the Configuration tab, in the Snapshot engine section, enable the snapshot engine.

    For a list of available engines for your array, see Snapshot Engine.

    Note: To select a native snapshot engine, verify that the LVM is configured on Splunk data paths.

  5. Click Settings.

    The Edit snapshot engine dialog box appears.

  6. From the Engine list, select a snapshot engine, and then click Save.


The snapshot engine of the default subclient is changed.

Last modified: 5/25/2020 12:29:12 PM