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dfm snapshot without timestamp

Dear all,

Could we create a dfm Snapshot for dataset protection (local backup) without using the Timestamp flag '%T' in the naming format ?

C:\Program Files\NetApp\DataFabric Manager\DFM\bin>dfpm dataset modify -s %L.%2 SnapForBackup

Error: Could not modify dataset SnapForBackup. Reason: Invalid format '%L.%2' specified for snapshot naming. Timestamp is mandatory for snapshot namin

g format. Please specify the timestamp attribute '%T' in the naming format.

In fact I would like to use dfm to create periodically a Snapshot on a volume in order to backup it on tape ! So the Snapshot name must be always the same, that's why I don't want to use a Timestamp in the snapshot naming format.

Thank you for your help.


Re: dfm snapshot without timestamp

Hi Nd,

     Pls take a look at this thread.

How to Remove TimeZone in SnapShot Name

timestamp attribute in snapshot name is mandatory.



Re: dfm snapshot without timestamp

Sorry, I didn't see this thread. Thank your for you help.