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Can I run SSET against a read-only snapshot?


I want to avoid modifying the access times of files & have the chance to run it against a DR snapmirror target. If I export via NFS a read-only snapshot, any issues?



A snapmirror target is read-only unless you break the mirror.  You can safely mount (if in cDoT) and export/share a live target without taking a snapshot first.  If the snapmirror is broken off, allowing the target to become writable, then yes, taking a snapshot of the target and exporting the snapshot would serve the same purpose.



I hope this helps you.


Bob Greenwald

Lead Storage Engineer

Huron Legal | Huron Consulting Group

NCDA, NCIE - SAN Clustered, Data Protection


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