About this task
SyncIQ always retains one snapshot on the target cluster to facilitate failover, regardless of these settings.
- To create archival snapshots on the target cluster, in the Target Snapshots area, select Enable capture of snapshots on the target cluster.
- Optional: To modify the default alias of the last snapshot that is created according to the replication policy, in the
Snapshot Alias Name field, type a new alias.
You can specify the alias name as a snapshot naming pattern. For example, the following naming pattern is valid:
The previous example produces names similar to the following:
- Optional: To modify the snapshot naming pattern for snapshots that are created according to the replication policy, in the
Snapshot Naming Pattern field, type a naming pattern. Each snapshot that is generated for this replication policy is assigned a name that is based on this pattern.
For example, the following naming pattern is valid:
The example produces names similar to the following:
- Select one of the following options for how snapshots should expire:
Click Snapshots do not expire.
Click Snapshots expire after... and specify an expiration period.
What to do next
The next step in the process of creating a replication policy is configuring advanced policy settings.