The pool you want to snapshot must already exist and be active.
Free space must be available on a device that you want to use as the stored-on partition.
You cannot create snapshots of shared NSS pools. Pool snapshots are not supported for shared pools.
A pool snapshot must be taken from a physical device that has the same logical sector size as the device containing the original NSS pool.
NOTE:Creating a snapshot of a pool snapshot is not supported.
In iManager, click.
For instructions, see Section 10.1.5, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.
In the server field on thepage, select a server to manage to view a list of pools.
For instructions, see Section 10.1.6, Selecting a Server to Manage.
If the pool you want to snapshot is not active, select the pool from thelist, then click .
In thelist, select the active pool that you want to snapshot, then click to go to the page.
IMPORTANT:If the selected pool is a online pool snapshot, theoption is not available. Select the original pool instead.
In themenu, select to open the page.
On thepage, specify the following:
Name: Optionally modify the default snapshot name.
For information about pool snapshot names, see Guidelines for Naming Pool Snapshots.
Size: Type the amount of free space (in MB) to use for the stored-on partition.
Stored-on Partition: From the list of active devices, select the device where you want to create the stored-on partition.
Each snapshot is stored on a separate partition. The partition for the snapshot cannot be expanded after it is created. If the pool is shared in a cluster, the snapshot feature is not supported. For information, see Guidelines for Choosing the Stored-On Location.
Clickto create the snapshot, or click to back out of the process.
After NSS creates the pool snapshot, NSS automatically opens to thepage so that you can further manage the snapshot. The list contains the newly created snapshot.
IMPORTANT:You might see an error message if the iManager connection to the server you are managing times out before the snapshot is created. The pool snapshot creation should continue on the managed server. If a timeout error occurs, navigate to thepage to view and manage the snapshot.
By default, the snapshot is alwaysand . This means that the snapshot is functioning, but that the pool snapshot is not mounted as an online pool.
Open a terminal console, then log in as the root user.
At the terminal console prompt, enter
If the pool that you want to snapshot is not currently mounted, mount it now by using your normal mount methods.
In NSSMU, select.
Pressto begin the create process.
Specify a name for the pool snapshot.
From thelist, select the pool you want to snapshot, then press .
From thelist, select the device where you want to create a partition for the snapshot stored-on partition, then press .
Each snapshot is stored on a separate partition, not on a pool.
Specify how much space in MB to allocate to the partition.
The partition for the snapshot cannot be expanded after it is created.
Pressto create the snapshot.
The newly created snapshot appears in thelist.