Target cluster snapshots

When a replication job is run, SyncIQ generates a snapshot on the target cluster to facilitate failover operations. When the next replication job is created for the replication policy, the job creates a new snapshot and deletes the old one.

If a SnapshotIQ license has been activated on the target cluster, you can configure a replication policy to generate additional snapshots that remain on the target cluster even as subsequent replication jobs run.

SyncIQ generates target snapshots to facilitate failover on the target cluster regardless of whether a SnapshotIQ license has been configured on the target cluster. Failover snapshots are generated when a replication job completes. SyncIQ retains only one failover snapshot per replication policy, and deletes the old snapshot after the new snapshot is created.

If a SnapshotIQ license has been activated on the target cluster, you can configure SyncIQ to generate archival snapshots on the target cluster that are not automatically deleted when subsequent replication jobs run. Archival snapshots contain the same data as the snapshots that are generated for failover purposes. However, you can configure how long archival snapshots are retained on the target cluster. You can access archival snapshots the same way that you access other snapshots generated on a cluster.