For a snapshot schedule, you can change automatic collection times or the frequency of collection.

About this task

You can import settings from an existing snapshot schedule, or you can modify settings as needed.

Because a snapshot schedule is associated to a snapshot group or snapshot consistency group, reserved capacity might be affected by changes to schedule settings.

  1. Select Storage  Snapshots.

  2. Click the Schedules tab.

  3. Select the snapshot schedule that you want to change, and then click Edit.

    The Edit Snapshot Schedule dialog box appears.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Use a previously defined schedule from another snapshot object — Click Import Schedule, select the object with the schedule you want to import, and then click Import.

    • Edit the schedule settings — Refer to Field Details below.

      Field Details
      Setting Description

      Day / month

      Choose one of the following options:

      • Daily / Weekly — Select individual days for synchronization snapshots. You also can select the Select all days check box in the upper right if you want a daily schedule.

      • Monthly / Yearly — Select individual months for synchronization snapshots. In the On day(s) field, enter the days of the month for synchronizations to occur. Valid entries are 1 through 31 and Last. You can separate multiple days with a comma or semi-colon. Use a hyphen for inclusive dates. For example: 1,3,4,10-15,Last. You also can select the Select all months check box in the upper right if you want a monthly schedule.

      Start time

      From the drop-down list, select a new start time for the daily snapshots. Selections are provided in half-hour increments. The start time defaults to one half-hour ahead of the current time.

      Time zone

      From the drop-down list, select your storage array’s time zone.

      Snapshots per day

      Time between snapshots

      Select the number of snapshot images to create per day.

      If you select more than one, also select the time between restore points. For multiple restore points, be sure that you have adequate reserved capacity.

      Start date

      End date

      No end date

      Enter the start date for synchronizations to begin. Also enter an end date or select No end date.

  5. Click Save.