SnapshotIQ license functionality

You can create snapshots only if you activate a SnapshotIQ license on a cluster. However, you can view snapshots and snapshot locks that are created for internal use by OneFS without activating a SnapshotIQ license.

The following table describes what snapshot functionality is available depending on whether the SnapshotIQ license is active:

Functionality
Inactive
Active
Create snapshots and snapshot schedules
No
Yes
Configure SnapshotIQ settings
No
Yes
View snapshot schedules
Yes
Yes
Delete snapshots
Yes
Yes
Access snapshot data
Yes
Yes
View snapshots
Yes
Yes

If you a SnapshotIQ license becomes inactive, you will no longer be able to create new snapshots, all snapshot schedules will be disabled, and you will not be able to modify snapshots or snapshot settings. However, you will still be able to delete snapshots and access data contained in snapshots.