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Configuring a SnapVault secondary storage system

To configure a SnapVault secondary storage system, you need to log in to the secondary system’s console and enable the SnapVault license.


  1. Set up the SnapVault secondary license by entering the following command in the console of the SnapVault secondary system: license add sv_secondary_license
  2. Enable SnapVault by entering the following command:options snapvault.enable on
  3. Initialize system ComplianceClock if you have not already done so by entering the following command: snaplock clock initialize
    The system prompts you to confirm the current local time and that you want to initialize system ComplianceClock.
  4. Create the log volume for the SnapLock for SnapVault feature. The log volume should be a SnapLock volume that contains Operations log files and Files-transferred log files.
  5. Configure the log volume for the SnapLock for SnapVault feature by entering the following command:options snapvault.lockvault_log_volume volume_name
    volume_name is the log volume for the SnapLock for SnapVault feature.
    Note: You must use the name of a previously created SnapLock volume for this command to succeed.
  6. To specify the names of the primary storage system that you want to back up and restore, enter the following command: options snapvault.access host=snapvault_primary1,snapvault_primary2 ...
  7. For each qtree on the primary storage system to be backed up, execute an initial baseline copy of the qtree from the primary to the secondary storage system.

    On each command line, specify the primary storage system, volume, qtree, and the secondary storage host, SnapLock volume, and qtree. You need to use the -S prefix to indicate the source qtree path.

    To start a baseline copy of qtrees tree_a , tree_b, and tree_c to a SnapLock Compliance volume called sv_vol, use the following commands:snapvault start -S system_a:/vol/vol1/tree_a sv_systemb:/vol/sv_vol/tree_a snapvault start -S system_a:/vol/vol1/tree_b sv_systemb:/vol/sv_vol/tree_b snapvault start -S system_a:/vol/vol1/tree_c sv_systemb:/vol/sv_vol/tree_c
    Note: Enter each command on a single line.