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What volume data backup involves

When you back up a source volume using SnapVault, the volume is backed up to a qtree on the secondary system; therefore, any qtrees in the source volume become directories in the destination qtree.

Reasons for backing up a volume using SnapVault

Limitations to backing up a volume to a qtree

Before you perform a volume-to-qtree backup, consider the following limitations:

SnapVault volume limits are subject to the volume limits supported by WAFL. For information about WAFL volume limits on the SnapVault secondary system, see the Data ONTAP Storage Management Guide for 7-Mode.