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Is separate Snapvault license required for the Snapvault Secondary?

Snapvault Primary: ONTAP 9.1RC1

Snapvault Secondary: ONTAP 9.1

 

Hi,

 

I have Snapmirror and Snapvault licenses installed on the snapvault primary cluster but have only snapmirror on the snapvault secondary cluster. I'd like to know: do I need to purchase a separate Snapvault license for the Secondary? ONTAP 8.2.2 7-mode "Data Protection Online Backup and Recovery Guide" (https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1635994/html/GUID-6E696DA3-3E66-47BF-A8EA-CBBF2A7D7AEB.html) says:

 

"In Data ONTAP 8.2 and later, a single SnapVault license is used for SnapVault primary and SnapVault secondary instead of two separate SnapVault licenses."

 

I undestand this is from the 8.2.2 7-mode guide but unless there were licensing changes after 8.2.2, I assume the above holds true for my ONTAP 9.1 environment, ie. only one SnapVault license is required for both primary and secondary?

 

Thank you.

Re: Is separate Snapvault license required for the Snapvault Secondary?

Hi,

 

Your understanding is correct. Single SnapVault license key unlocks both Primary and Secondary SnapVault.

Also Note: Beginning with ONTAP 9.1, you can use a SnapMirror license to enable SnapVault in SnapManager or SnapDrive. Those products did not allow you to use a SnapMirror license to enable SnapVault in ONTAP 9.0.

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMLP2673318/html/GUID-73A89D64-903C-4C65-A808-132DB3C205A4.html

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Re: Is separate Snapvault license required for the Snapvault Secondary?

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Hi,

 

does this mean that if i buy snapvault license for one cluster, i would be able to back up (snapvault) any other cluster to this cluster ? Do i need to register a license on snapvault primary clusters ?

 

Thanks.

Cedric.