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.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies > Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the storage policy, point to All Tasks, and then click Create New Snapshot Copy.

    The Snap Copy Properties dialog box appears.

  3. In the Copy Name box, type a name.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. Click OK.