SnapVault is a disk-based storage backup feature of Data ONTAP. SnapVault enables data stored on multiple systems to be backed up to a central, secondary system quickly and efficiently as read-only Snapshot copies.
In the event of data loss or corruption on a system, backed-up data can be restored from the SnapVault secondary system with less downtime and uncertainty than is associated with conventional tape backup and restore operations.
The following terms are used to describe the SnapVault feature:
SnapVault Snapshot copies capture the state of primary qtree data on each primary system. This data is transferred to secondary qtrees on the SnapVault secondary system. The secondary system creates and maintains versions of Snapshot copies of the combined data for long-term storage and possible restore operations.