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Protecting data on FlexVol volumes by using SnapVault backups

You can create a SnapVault relationship between FlexVol volumes and assign a SnapVault policy to it to create a SnapVault backup. A SnapVault backup contains a set of read-only backup copies, located on a secondary volume.

Note: SnapVault relationships are supported on clusters running Data ONTAP 8.2 or later. SnapVault relationships are not supported on Infinite Volumes.

A SnapVault backup differs from a set of Snapshot copies or a set of mirror copies on a destination volume. In a SnapVault backup, the data in the secondary volume is periodically updated to keep the data in the secondary volume up to date with changes made in the primary data.