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Help with snapshot scheduling

Question asked by Dan B on Oct 9, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2015 by Pierre Flammer

Looking for some clarification/advice on protection schedules.  Assume we have a volume with the following protection schedule defined...


Hourly snapshots every 2 hours, starting at 1:00 AM repeating until 11:59 PM, replicating at each snapshot. (so this will run at 1AM, 3AM, 5AM, 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, etc...)

     Local snapshot retention is 2, replica snap retention is 2.

Daily snapshots every night at 5PM, with replication.

     Local snapshot retention is 30, replica snap retention is 2.


So we will have both an hourly and daily snap taking place at the same time at 5PM, both replicating as well.


Is this OK?  Or should my hourly schedule repeat until 4:59 PM, then kick off my daily 5PM, then add a second hourly schedule starting at 7:00 PM repeating to 11:59?  My hang up is not so much with the overlapping snapshot process but the replication aspect and the fact that I'll have two replications kicking off at the same time on the same volume.

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