In certain cases, you might want to create a manual (unscheduled) Snapshot copy.
Creating a manual Snapshot copy
is useful in these situations:
- You anticipate planned downtime or you need to recover from downtime (during which a Snapshot copy was not taken on time).
- You have just carried out a manual update of a secondary qtree, and you want to immediately incorporate that update into the retained Snapshot copies on the secondary system.
Note: The descriptions and procedures pertain to SnapVault backup of systems running Data ONTAP only. For descriptions and procedures pertaining to SnapVault backup of open systems drives and directories, see the Open Systems SnapVault documentation.