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How to modify the Common Snapshot copies schedule for SMS and SMBC

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.8, 9.9
  • SMS (SnapMirror Synchronous)
  • SMBC (SnapMirror Business Continuity)


  • SMS and SMBC periodically create a common Snapshot copy on both the primary and the secondary storage systems.
  • This Snapshot copy is used to resynchronize the relationship if it fell out of sync.
  • SMS creates a common Snapshot copy by default every 6 hours
  • Ontap 9.8 SMBC creates a common Snapshot copy by default every hour
  • Ontap 9.9 SMBC creates a common Snapshot copy by default every 12 hours

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