Specify the policy target directory

You must specify a target cluster and directory to replicate data to.


  1. In the Target Cluster area, in the Target Host field, type one of the following:
    • The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of any node in the target cluster.

    • The host name of any node in the target cluster.

    • The name of a SmartConnect zone in the target cluster.

    • The IPv4 or IPv6 address of any node in the target cluster.

    • localhost

      This will replicate data to another directory on the local cluster.

    Note Image

    SyncIQ does not support dynamically allocated IP address pools. If a replication job connects to a dynamically allocated IP address, SmartConnect might reassign the address while a replication job is running, which would disconnect the job and cause it to fail.

  2. In the Target Directory field, type the absolute path of the directory on the target cluster that you want to replicate data to.
    Caution Image

    If you specify an existing directory on the target cluster, make sure that the directory is not the target of another replication policy. If this is a synchronization policy, make sure that the directory is empty. All files are deleted from the target of a synchronization policy the first time that the policy is run.

    If the specified target directory does not already exist on the target cluster, the directory is created the first time that the job is run. We recommend that you do not specify the /ifs directory. If you specify the /ifs directory, the entire target cluster is set to a read-only state, which prevents you from storing any other data on the cluster.

    If this is a copy policy, and files in the target directory share the same name as files in the source directory, the target directory files are overwritten when the job is run.

  3. If you want replication jobs to connect only to the nodes included in the SmartConnect zone specified by the target cluster, click Connect only to the nodes within the target cluster SmartConnect Zone.

What to do next

The next step in the process of creating a replication policy is to specify policy target snapshot settings.