NetApp SnapShot Storage
Posted on 2016-09-22
Just trying to get a better understanding of NetApp snapshots. I know what they are and how they work but by default where are they stored, would it be on the same volume as the data? As a result of this it means that they could not be used to replace a good backup solution because if the drive the data is held on fails, the snapshots would also be lost and therefore no way to recover the data.
Also, when a snapmirror relationship is broken and then a reverse resync is completed (if that is the correct terminology) would the snapshots also be part of this resync process, so source snapshots are overwritten by the destination snapshots?