Creating the VMAX Replica Copy
Before You Begin
To create a VMAX replica copy, you need a storage policy with a snapshot primary copy. To create a storage policy, see Storage Policy - Getting Started.
For inline replication, you can create only one replica copy. If the storage policy already has a replica copy, then the Create New Snapshot Copy option appears dimmed.
The first snapshot backup job with replication might take more time to complete than a regular snapshot backup job, because the snapshot must be transferred to the target array.
- From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies > Storage Policies.
- Right-click the storage policy, point to All Tasks, and then click Create New Snapshot Copy.
The Snap Copy Properties dialog box appears.
- In the Copy Name box, type a name.
- From the Library list, MediaAgent list, Drive Pool list, and Scratch Pool list, select a library, a MediaAgent, a drive pool, and a scratch pool.
Tip: Drive pool and scratch pool are not applicable for disk libraries.
- On the Copy Policy tab, in the Source Copy area, select the Specify Source for Array Replica Copy check box, and then select the primary snapshot copy from the list.
- Click OK.