Rename SMHV Snapshots
2010-07-30 01:07 AM
perhaps someone can help me with a little backup problem.
I've installed the SMHV at our 10 nodes Hyper-V Cluster. SMHV take snapshots of the VMs running on a CSV and everything works well, but the naming of the snapshots is horrible.
I have to save some VMs for a longer time, so that I decide to transfer these VMs to tape. But with a naming like datsetname_clustername_clusternode_mm-tt-cccc_hh.mm.ss it is impossible to setup my Backup Software to pickup the newest snapshot automatically. Is there a way to change the naming of SMHV (like it is possible for SME & SMSQL)?
Excuse my worse english, I hope everybody understand what I mean
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Snapshots cannot be renamed, but SMHV supports environment variables ($VMSnapshot) using which you can get the name of snapshot that got created as part of backup in a post backup script.
Re: Rename SMHV Snapshots
2010-07-30 10:11 AM
We got similar requests from another customer as well.
Please take a look at http://communities.netapp.com/message/23037#23037 discussions to understand how to use SMHV build in variables in the scripts.