Creating a Storage Policy for SnapVault or SnapMirror

You need to create a storage policy for SnapVault and SnapMirror.

Before You Begin

Use the following table to gather the information that you need when you create a storage policy for SnapVault or SnapMirror.

Information that you need


OnCommand Unified Manager (OCUM) server information

You need the IP address of the OCUM server or the name of the OCUM server.

If you want to provide the OCUM server information later, see Configuring the NetApp Array Using Array Management.

Library details

You can choose the libraries for the primary copy and for the snapshot copy. Libraries store index information for snapshot backup jobs. Use a disk library.

Tip: By default, the primary copy library is selected.

  • You need the name of the library that you want to associate to the primary copy.
  • You need the name of the library that you want to associate to the snapshot copy.

Deduplication details

You can accept the default values, or you can configure the Partitioned Deduplication Database (DDB) to host the DDB on multiple MediaAgents. For more information about partitioned DDBs, see Deduplication Database.


  • The default setting is the source-side on the primary copy.
  • You can only enable deduplication when you create a storage policy.


  1. Configure SnapVault with NetApp command lines.

    Caution: To avoid risk of data loss, you must complete the NetApp command lines before proceeding.

  2. From the CommCell Browser, go to Policies > Storage Policies.
  3. Right-click Storage Policies, and then click New Storage Policy.

    The Create Storage Policy Wizard page appears.

  4. Follow the instructions in the storage policy creation wizard. On the Enter storage policy name page of the wizard (the second page), select the Provide the OnCommand Unified Manager Server information check box.
  5. In the Review your selections page, click Finish.

    Under the Storage Policies node, the storage policy with primary snap copy (for local snapshot storage) and primary classic copy (for backup copy to tape, disk, or cloud) appear.

Related Topics

For more information about the storage policy options on the wizard, see Storage Policies.

Last modified: 8/22/2020 12:23:55 AM