You can create, manage, and restore Snapshot copies of Infinite Volumes. However, you should be aware of the factors affecting the Snapshot creation process and the requirements for managing and restoring the copies.
It takes longer to create a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume than of a FlexVol volume. If you schedule Snapshot copies of Infinite Volumes for less than hourly, Data ONTAP tries but might not meet the schedule. Scheduled Snapshot copies are missed when the previous Snapshot copy is still being created.
Synchronized time helps schedules for Snapshot copies run smoothly and restoration of Snapshot copies function properly.
Creating a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume is a volume-level job (unlike the same operation on a FlexVol volume), and the operation spans multiple nodes in the cluster.
You cannot use the automatic Snapshot copy deletion feature to automatically delete Snapshot copies of Infinite Volumes. However, you can manually delete Snapshot copies of Infinite Volumes, and you can run the delete operation in the background.
You cannot restore single files or parts of files. You also cannot restore a Snapshot copy of a single constituent.
You cannot use admin privilege to restore a Snapshot copy of an Infinite Volume if the copy is in a partial or invalid state because the commands require diagnostic privilege. However, you can contact technical support to run the commands for you.