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Managing aggregate Snapshot copies

An aggregate Snapshot copy is a point-in-time, read-only image of an aggregate. You use aggregate Snapshot copies when the contents of an entire aggregate need to be recorded.

An aggregate Snapshot copy is similar to a volume Snapshot copy, except that it captures the contents of the entire aggregate, rather than any particular volume. Also, you do not restore data directly from an aggregate Snapshot copy. To restore data, you use a volume Snapshot copy.

How you use aggregate Snapshot copies depends on whether you use the SyncMirror or MetroCluster functionality.

For more information about Snapshot copies, see the Data ONTAP Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide for 7-Mode.