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Comparison between SnapMirror and the vol copy command

You can use SnapMirror or the vol copy command to copy volumes from the source to the destination. There are some similarities between them. However, there are significant differences too.

The following points list the similarities between SnapMirror and the vol copy command:

These commands differ in several important ways, as listed in the following table:

SnapMirror The vol copy command
Supports scheduled, incremental updates of Snapshot copies, replicated from the source to the destination volumes Does not support incremental updates
Supports qtree-level replication between the source and destination systems Supports only volume replication and not qtree-level replication
Requires an appropriate license Does not require an additional license