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Types of user-specified Snapshot copy schedules

Data ONTAP contains weekly, daily, and hourly Snapshot copy schedules that you can use to create Snapshot copy policies that retain the number and type of Snapshot copies you want.

The following table describes the available types of Snapshot copy schedules:

Type Description
Weekly Data ONTAP creates these Snapshot copies every Sunday at 15 minutes after midnight.

Weekly Snapshot copies are named weekly.n, where n is the date in year-month-day format followed by an underscore (_) and the time. For example, a weekly Snapshot copy created on 25 November 2012 is named weekly.2012-11-25_0015.

Daily Data ONTAP creates these Snapshot copies every night at 10 minutes after midnight.

Daily Snapshot copies are named daily.n, where n is the date in year-month-day format followed by an underscore (_) and the time. For example, a daily Snapshot copy created on 4 December 2012 is named daily.2012-12-04_0010.

Hourly Data ONTAP creates these Snapshot copies five minutes after the hour.

Hourly Snapshot copies are named hourly.n, where n is the date in year-month-day format followed by an underscore (_) and the time. For example, an hourly Snapshot copy created on 4 December 2012 at 1:00 (1300) is named hourly.2012-12-04_1305.