You can use the snapvault update command to manually update the SnapVault qtree on the secondary system from a Snapshot copy on the primary system. You might want to update at an unscheduled time to protect the primary system data.
Manual updates are useful in the following situations:
- A disk failed on the primary system and you want extra protection for the data.
- The nightly backup failed due to a network problem.
- The primary system hardware is going to be reconfigured.
- You want to transfer a Snapshot copy of a quiesced database.
Note: The descriptions and procedures in this section pertain to SnapVault backup of systems running Data ONTAP only. For SnapVault backup of open systems drives and directories, see the Open Systems SnapVault documentation.