Before using SnapVault technology, you should understand how SnapVault backups work, where SnapVault volumes are located, and what SnapVault relationships are not intended to do.
What a SnapVault backup is
A SnapVault backup is a collection of Snapshot copies on a FlexVol volume that you can restore data from if the primary data is not usable. Snapshot copies are created based on a Snapshot policy. The SnapVault backup backs up Snapshot copies based on its schedule and SnapVault policy rules.
Which data does not get backed up to a SnapVault backup
If you back up an entire Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) to a SnapVault backup by establishing a SnapVault relationship for each volume in the SVM, namespace and root information is not backed up. To protect namespace and root information for anSVM, you must manually create the namespace and root on the SnapVault secondary volume. When backing up LUNs to a SnapVault secondary volume, not all LUN information is replicated.
How a SnapVault backup works
Backing up volumes to a SnapVault backup involves starting the baseline transfers, making scheduled incremental transfers, and restoring data upon request.