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Restricting access to Snapshot copies

You can restrict client access to Snapshot copies for a particular volume. This restriction could be due to security issues, or to prevent access to virus-infected files. You can enable or disable client access by using the vol options command.

Step

  1. To specify client access to Snapshot copies within a volume, enter the following command:vol options vol_name nosnapdir {on|off}
    vol_name is the name of the volume for which you want to set client access to Snapshot copies.
    You can set the nosnapdir option to either on or off.
    • on - Disables client access to Snapshot copies, and hides the .snapshot directory from clients.
    • off - Enables client access to Snapshot copies, and makes the .snapshot directory visible to clients.

Disabling client access to Snapshot copies

To disable client access to Snapshot copies within the volA volume, enter the following command:vol options volA nosnapdir on