Applying bookmarks to consistency groups

A RecoverPoint bookmark is a text label that you can apply to a snapshot to uniquely identify it at any point-in-time. You can create bookmarks manually or automatically at regular intervals. Bookmarks are useful to mark specific points in time, such as for an application update or for a failover. All bookmarks are listed in the copy journal.

You can only bookmark a snapshot for a consistency group that is enabled and actively transferring.

In ESI, use the Apply Bookmark action to bookmark a single consistency group. To apply a bookmark to multiple consistency groups, use the Apply Parallel Bookmark action.

Over time, the journal and space required for multiple snapshots can become very large. With ESI, you can specify how often to consolidate snapshots in the journal. You can set the consolidation policy so the snapshot survives either daily, weekly, or monthly replica copies.

To apply a bookmark to a consistency group:

  1. In the left pane of the ESI window, select a replication service.

  2. Click Consistency Groups and select a consistency group.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Apply Bookmark.

  4. In the Apply Bookmark wizard, specify the following, and then click Next.




    Unique name for the bookmark

    Mark as

    Select Crash-Consistent for immediate recovery to the time of a crash with no data loss.

    Or select Application Consistent for recovery consistent with application settings for failovers.

    Define a Consolidation Policy for this Snapshot

    Select to define the consolidation policy.

    Never consolidate this snapshot

    Select to prevent ESI from consolidating the snapshot with this bookmark.

    This snapshot must survive Daily (Weekly or Monthly) consolidations

    Select to keep the bookmark snapshot from consolidation until after Daily, Weekly, or Monthly EMC RecoverPoint snapshot consolidations.

  5. In the Review Input Parameters, review the parameters, and click Next.

  6. In the Progress page, click Next.

    1. Note: Click More Information for more progress details. If a problem occurs, an error message appears with options to resume or roll back the process. After the error is resolved, click Resume to resume the process. Click Rollback to revert to the previously executed step.

    1. In the Summary page, click Finish.


Related links


 Adding replication services

 ESI overview

 Adding consistency groups

 Home window

 Adding replica copies

 Applying parallel bookmarks

 Adding replica sets


 Viewing consistency groups


 Viewing replication clusters