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NetApp - Is it possible to set a single snapshot to never expire

Good morning all

Is it possible to set a single snapshot to be excluded from the standard retention policy?

We'd like to keep that point in time until a project is over and then either take the exclusion off to delete manually at our leisure. This snapshot was taken a while ago as part of the schedule and is due to be pruned in a couple of weeks so we're hoping to find an answer ASAP...

I'm guessing that creating a snapclone of the volume will keep the data in place but I was hoping for something a little cleaner.

Thanks for you help :)
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Just rename the snapshot. E.g.

snap rename volume nightly.5 important_snapshot_do_not_delete

This snapshot will never be deleted unless manually. The name is just to avoid somebody from accidentally deleting the snapshot but could of course be anything.
snap rename vol_name  from_name  to_name

you should be able to rename the snapshot.
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