Snapshot policies automatically manage Snapshot copy schedules and retention on FlexVol volumes or Infinite Volumes. You must be a cluster administrator or Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) administrator to perform most of the Snapshot policy commands.
Commands for managing Snapshot policies and schedules
Cluster administrators can use the volume snapshot policy commands to create and manage all Snapshot copy policies. Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) administrators can use the same commands to create and manage Snapshot policies within SVMs.
Naming convention for scheduled Snapshot copies
The scheduled Snapshot copy name is composed of an optional prefix or the schedule name specified in the Snapshot policy, and the timestamp. Snapshot names cannot be longer than 255 characters.
What prefixes are
A prefix is an optional string that you can specify to be used in creating automatic Snapshot copies. Using prefixes in Snapshot names provides more flexibility than using schedule names in naming automatic Snapshot copies.