When SnapVault is used to protect the volume SnapMirror destination, SnapVault uses the Snapshot copy based on the Data ONTAP version that is running on the SnapMirror destination system, when SnapVault schedule is used within Data ONTAP.
SnapVault behavior varies according to the Data ONTAP version running on the SnapMirror destination system.
Data ONTAP 7.3.2 and earlier: SnapVault ignores any specified (named) Snapshot copy and uses the most recent volume SnapMirror Snapshot copy for backup.
Data ONTAP 7.3.2 to 7.3.4 and Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode: SnapVault updates only from a specific named Snapshot copy and it does not use the Snapshot copy created by volume SnapMirror.
Data ONTAP 7.3.5 and later: You can choose the SnapVault behavior for updating the destination system. SnapVault can use either the Snapshot copy created by volume SnapMirror or a named Snapshot copy.