Configuring a Snapshot Schedule

Configure a snapshot schedule to ensure that snapshots are taken at regular intervals. You can configure a separate schedule for each volume and LUN.

  1. Go to Main Menu > Storage & Snapshots > Storage/Snapshot.
  2. Select a thick volume, thin volume, or LUN.
  3. Click Snapshot and then select Snapshot Manager.
    The Snapshot Manager window opens.
  4. Click Snapshot Settings.

    The Snapshot Settings window opens.

  5. Enable scheduling.
  6. Specify the snapshot frequency.
  7. Optional: Specify a retention time.
    1. Select Keep for.
    2. Specify the number of days, weeks, or months that QTS keeps the snapshot before it is deleted.

    If this option is not selected, QTS retains the snapshot indefinitely.

  8. Optional: Select Enable smart snapshots.

    When selected, QTS takes a snapshot only if the data was modified after the last snapshot was taken. This reduces the number of snapshots and saves storage space.

  9. Optional: Specify a description that will help you identify the snapshot.
  10. Click OK.

    A confirmation message appears.

  11. Click OK.

QTS takes snapshots according to the specified schedule.