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shivam aggarwal posted 11-08-2022 02:57
Hi Team,

Hope you all are doing well!

Can anyone share the steps to take a volume Snapshot in VSP F900 Storage. We are using Storage Navigator and Have a Single Pool and We want to take Volume Snapshots in a same pool which we have for other volumes as well.

and Please Let us know, How can we take a Automatic Snapshot by using Storage Navigator.



Thanks in advance :)
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William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
Hello 

What kind of pool do you have? Do you have tiered disk pool in the array?

Here is a link to how you can take snapshots via the various interfaces. Logging into the controller using Storage Advisor Embedded is the easiest by far if you need to take a quick snap on a volume if you don't have Ops Center installed:
https://knowledge.hitachivantara.com/Documents/Storage/VSP_G130_GF350_GF370_GF700_GF900/88-08-0x/System_Management_Using_Embedded_Interfaces/15_Managing_snapshots

Alternatively you can also use Hitachi Ops Center-Administrator and/or -Protector to accomplish the same.

Below you can read just about everything there is about the snapshot engine in SVOS along with the limitations:
Thin Image User Guide

As per the guide
Thin Image pool or HDP pool can be used. However, the following pools cannot be specified:
■ The pool for which Hitachi Dynamic Tiering or active flash is enabled.
■ The pool used for Dynamic Provisioning for Mainframe.
■ The pool for which the Data Direct Mapping attribute is enabled.
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shivam aggarwal
Hi @William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen ,

No, we don't have the Tiered pool​, we have the basic Pool.

We only use the Storage Navigator and HSAe ​. If Available, can you please refer any guide "to perform Snapshot by using Storage Navigator or HSAe" 


Thanks ,

Shivam
William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen's profile image
William Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
Hello

Beyond the links provided I couldn't find a more information about how to do snapshots in Storage Advisor Embedded. 

Here is a snapshot of Storage Advisor Embedded on one of our arrays. Showing you the where to take the snapshot in the volumes tab as well as where you can create a clone. 
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Burbank Kurt
Storage Driver for OpenStack copies the volume in full by using Thin Image (Clone), and takes a point-in-time snapshot of the volume by using Thin Image. www.cfahome.com
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Jay Boyd
I'm having the same problem as the others.