Creating a Snapshot Collection

Before you create a snapshot collection of a volume collection, each volume must have sufficient snapshot space reserved. See Modifying Snapshot Settings for information about reserving snapshot space.

To create a snapshot collection of a volume collection, click:

Volume Collection > collection_name > Create snapshot now

The Volume Collection - Create Snapshot dialog box appears (Figure 9: Volume Collection - Create Snapshot ).

Figure 9: Volume Collection - Create Snapshot

Enter an optional description for the snapshot collection and click OK to create the snapshot collection.

The snapshot collection will appear under the volume collection name in the far left panel, identified by the date and time when the snapshots were created. The same timestamp is used to identify the individual snapshots, which appear in the GUI under their volume names.

The default snapshot collection name is the volume collection name followed by the date and time when the snapshots were created (for example, mailcol-2006-06-20-11:17:04.67). The snapshot collection name appears when you place the mouse over the snapshot collection in the far left panel. The name also appears in the Snapshot Collection window header (Figure 14: Volume Collection - Snapshot Collection ).