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Aggregate Snapshot copy management

An aggregate Snapshot copy is a point-in-time, read-only image of an aggregate. It is similar to a volume Snapshot copy, except that it captures the contents of the entire aggregate, rather than any particular volume. You use aggregate Snapshot copies when the contents of an entire aggregate need to be recorded. However, you do not restore data directly from an aggregate Snapshot copy. To restore data, you use a volume Snapshot copy.

You use aggregate Snapshot copies in the following situations:

For more information about Snapshot copies, see the Data ONTAP Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide.

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