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How to retain more than 255 SnapVault Snapshot copies

The limit imposed by Data ONTAP for retaining Snapshot copies is 255. However, if you need to retain more than 255 Snapshot copies, you can do so by creating a new volume.

The practical limit for WORM Snapshot copies is approximately 250 for the following reasons:

If you need to retain more than 250 Snapshot copies, you can do so by creating a new volume. As subsequent volumes reach the limit, you can create additional new volumes. In this manner, you can use multiple volumes to retain a larger number of Snapshot copies.