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SnapMirror interoperability between ONTAP versions

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Applies to

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8
  • Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode
  • ONTAP 9

Answer

SnapMirror Interoperability between ONTAP versions

Version Restrictions for SnapMirror

Verify that the source and destination volumes are running compatible ONTAP versions before creating a SnapMirror data protection relationship.

Notes:

  • Due to a previous ONTAP Release model, SnapMirror source or destination clusters utilizing ONTAP 9.2 or ONTAP 9.4 may have limited compatibility with other major ONTAP Releases.
  • Similarly, cloud-only releases of ONTAP such as 9.9.0 and 9.10.0 may have limited compatibility with other cloud-only releases or on-prem releases.
  • Refer to the ONTAP Software Version Support for general information about ONTAP version support and release cadence.
  1. Refer to the following links on the NetApp Support site:
  2. Refer to the following chart for SnapMirror type-XDP relationships which may involve older releases not listed in the above link:
  • Locate the higher, more recent ONTAP version in the left column, and in the top row locate the lower ONTAP version to determine interoperability.
  • Interoperability is bidirectional. This chart is for SnapMirror type-XDP only.
ONTAP version 8.3.x 8.3.2P4 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9.0 (cloud only) 9.9.1 9.10.0 (cloud only)
8.3.x Yes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8.3.2 P4 Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - - - -
9.0 Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - - -
9.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - - - -
9.2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - - -
9.3 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - - -
9.4 No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes - - - - - - -
9.5 No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes - - - - - -
9.6 No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes - - - - -
9.7 No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes - - - -
9.8 No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes - - -
9.9.0 (cloud only) No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
9.9.1 No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
9.10.0 (cloud only) No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Note: For SVM Disaster Recovery (SVMDR), version-independence is not supported. Interoperability follows the Type-DP SnapMirror chart at the Compatible ONTAP versions for SnapMirror relationships page. SVMDR follows the Type-DP SnapMirror interoperability chart even if the SVMDR is using Type-XDP.

Note: SnapMirror Interoperability between Data ONTAP 7-Mode and Clustered ONTAP 8.x or ONTAP 9: SnapMirror is only supported in the direction from Data ONTAP 7-Mode to Clustered ONTAP 8.x or ONTAP 9. See the 7mode Transition Documentation and the Interoperability Matrix for more details. SnapMirror or SnapVault in the direction from clustered Data ONTAP or ONTAP 9 to Data ONTAP 7-Mode is not supported.

For details on 7-Mode to 7-Mode SnapMirror version interoperability, see Prerequisites for SnapMirror.

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