Taking a Snapshot

  1. Go to Main Menu > Storage & Snapshots > Storage/Snapshot.
  2. Select a thick volume, thin volume, or block-based LUN.

    To take a snapshot of a file-based LUN, select the volume that it is stored on.

  3. Click Snapshot and then select Take a Snapshot.

    A confirmation message appears.

  4. Click OK.

    The Take a Snapshot window opens.

  5. Specify a name.
  6. Specify a retention time.

    Option

    Description

    Keep For

    Specify the number of days, weeks, or months that QTS retains the snapshot before it is automatically deleted.

    Keep this snapshot permanently

    When selected, QTS retains the snapshot indefinitely, even when storage space is low.

  7. Optional: Specify a description that will help you identify the snapshot.
  8. Click OK.

    A confirmation message appears.

  9. Click OK.

QTS takes the snapshot, then the snapshot appears in Snapshot Manager.