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How SMTape backup works

SMTape backup writes blocks of data to tape in a predefined process.

The following table describes the process that SMTape uses to back up data to tape.

Stage Action
1 Data ONTAP creates a base Snapshot copy for the backup.

If a Snapshot copy name is provided, Data ONTAP uses this Snapshot copy as the base Snapshot copy.

2 Data ONTAP begins transferring blocks of data to tape.