NetApp cDOT – How to create a snapshot schedule?

Clustered Data ONTAP in many ways is much different than the predecessor – ONTAP 7-mode. Even simple task, like create a snapshot schedule, might be confusing at the beginning for ex-7-mode Administrators. in Clustered ONTAP a lot ot things is now policy-based. One of those, are snapshot schedules. What does it mean? It means that if you want to check the  snapshot schedule, you first have to check which policy is assigned to a volume, for example:

cDOT01::> volume show -vserver svm1 -volume may -fields snapshot-policy
vserver volume snapshot-policy
------- ------ ---------------
svm1    may    40dayssnap

40dayssnap is a policy assigned to volume may, which is located on SVM (vserver) svm1. OK, let’s see what this policy holds: Continue reading