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Snap Shot Retention?

I have added a snapshot outside of the normal scheduled ones. Will this snapshot ever get deleted or purged by the system? I plan on moving the snapshot to tape one day when they decide to purchase a license! But this day may never come!

Thanks

Scott Lau

Data ONTAP 7.2.6.1P2

2X FAS6040

Re: Snap Shot Retention?

It depends on whether you have snap autodelete on or off, and the policy you have set there, also will depend on the volume options try_first is set to.

I think the default is to autodelete at >80% and it will delete scheduled snapshots first and then user created last.

You can either turn of snap autodelete and set it to volume autogrow.

If you just need a copy of the volume you could mount the snapshot and copy the data out that way.