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Initializing mirror relationships

When you start a mirror relationship for the first time, you have to initialize the relationship. Initializing a relationship consists of a complete baseline transfer of data from the source volume to the destination. You can use System Manager to initialize a mirror relationship if you have not already initialized the relationship while creating it.

About this task

You cannot initialize a mirror relationship if the Infinite Volume has storage classes.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) that contains the destination volume and click Protection.
  3. Select the mirror relationship that you want to initialize.
  4. Click Operations > Initialize .
  5. Select the confirmation check box and click Initialize.
  6. Optional: If you are initializing a mirror relationship between Infinite Volumes, click Run in Background to run the operation in the background.
  7. Verify the status of the mirror relationship in the Protection window.


A Snapshot copy is created and transferred to the destination. This Snapshot copy is used as a baseline for subsequent incremental Snapshot copies.