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Manage Snap-To-Object using the GUI

This page describes the Snap-To-Object feature, which enables the committing of all the data of a specific snapshot to an object store.
Using the GUI, you can:
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To learn about how to view, create, update, delete, and restore snapshots, see Manage snapshots using the GUI.

Upload a snapshot

You can upload a snapshot to a local, remote, or both object store buckets.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Snapshots.
  2. 2.
    Select the three dots on the right of the required snapshot. From the menu, select Upload To Object Store.
Upload a snapshot to obejct store
3. If a local or remote object store bucket is not attached to the filesystem, a relevant message appears. It enables opening a dialog to select an object store bucket and attach it to the filesystem. To add an object store, select Yes.
4. In the Attach Object Store to Filesystem dialog, select the object store bucket to attach the snapshot.
Upload a snapshot
4. Select Save. The snapshot is uploaded to the target object store bucket.
6. To copy the snapshot locator, select the three dots on the right of the required snapshot. From the menu, select Copy Locator to Clipboard. Then, save the locator in a dedicated file for a creating a filesystem from the uploaded snapshot.
Copy snapshot locator
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Create a filesystem from an uploaded snapshot

You can create a filesystem from an uploaded snapshot, for example, when you need to migrate the filesystem data from one location to another.
When creating a filesystem from a snapshot, adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Pay attention to upload and download costs: Due to the bandwidth characteristics and potential costs when interacting with remote object stores it is not allowed to download a filesystem from a remote object store bucket. If a snapshot on a local object store bucket exists, it is advisable to use that one, otherwise, follow the procedure in the Recover from a remote snapshot topic using the CLI.
  • Use the same KMS master key: For an encrypted filesystem, to decrypt the snapshot data, use the same KMS master key as used in the encrypted filesystem. See the KMS Management Overview topic.
Before you begin
Verify that the locator of the required snapshot is available. If not, see the last step in the Upload a snapshot procedure for how to copy the locator to the clipboard.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Filesystems, and select +Create.
  2. 2.
    In the Create Filesystem, do the following:
    • Set the filesystem name, group, and tiering properties.
    • Select Create From Uploaded Snapshot (it only appears when you select Tiering). In the Object Store Bucket Locator, paste the copied snapshot locator. In the Snapshot Name, set a meaningful snapshot name to override the default (uploaded snapshot name). In the Access Point, set a meaningful access point name to override the default (uploaded access point name) for the directory that serves as the snapshot's access point.
  3. 3.
    Select Save.
Create a filesystem from an uploaded snapshot

Sync a filesystem from a snapshot

You can synchronize a filesystem from a snapshot using the Synchronous Snap feature. Synchronous Snap downloads only the changes since the last snapshot from the object store bucket.
Only snapshots uploaded from version 4.0 or above can be downloaded using Synchronous Snap.
Before you begin
Copy the locator of the snapshot you want to sync with the filesystem.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Filesystems.
  2. 2.
    From the Filesystems page, select the three dots of the filesystem you want to sync, and from the menu, select Synchronous Snap.
Filesystem menu: Synchronous Snap
3. In the Run Synchronous Snap to Existing Filesystem dialog, paste the snapshot object locator.
4. Select Start. The filesystem starts syncing with the snapshot.
Run synchronous snap to existing filesystem
5. Once the sync is completed, restore the snapshot to update the production filesystem.
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