Managing Snapshot Collections

You can create snapshots of multiple volumes at the same time. For example, you can create snapshots of the volumes in a volume collection in one operation. The resulting set of snapshots, one for each volume, is called a snapshot collection and represents the contents of the volumes at the time the snapshots were created.

In addition, you can create snapshots of multiple volumes in a single operation, without using a volume collection. The resulting set of snapshots, one for each volume, is called a custom snapshot collection.

You can create snapshot collections at the current time (as described in Creating a Snapshot Collection ) or by using a schedule (as described in Scheduling Snapshots).

Notes: The snapshots in a snapshot collection are treated the same as any other snapshot and are subject to being automatically deleted, if designated by the volume snapshot recovery policy or the schedule’s maximum snapshots setting. If a snapshot that is part of a snapshot collection is deleted, the snapshot collection status will be incomplete.

Snapshot collection management topics include the following: