I have a source volume on a local filer that is setup for CIFS protocol and has a share with no qtrees. The volume is snapmirrored to a destination volume on a peered remote filer. Is it possible to have the destination volume on the remote filer be made available readonly so that people may access the share? I want the snapmirror relationship to stay intact. I did not want to clone the destination volume because I want the share to be available at all times.
The problem I am trying to solve is to make local files available at the remote location so they are not dragged across the WAN everytime.
Yes, you can snapmirror and access the data at the second site without a flexclone. Simply snapmirorr your data to the destination site, once the initial sync is done queisce the snapmirror. Now you will need to mount the volume on the SVM and create a share. Once that's done you can go back and resume the relationship.