Enabling image access for replica snapshots

You can search for a particular snapshot and apply that snapshot for RecoverProduction or Failover. You can use the Enable Image Access action to enable access to a replica copy image or snapshot so that it is available for a failover. Replication changes are not propagated to the copy while image access is enabled.

To enable image access for a replica snapshot:

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

  2. Click Consistency Groups and select a consistency group from the list.

  3. Click Replica Copies and select the target copy with the snapshot.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Enable Image Access.

  5. On the Select an Image page in the Enable Image Access for Snapshot wizard, specify the following, and then click Next:

  6. If you select A specific point-in-time or bookmark, specify the following.



    Copy Name

    Select the snapshot to enable access

    Image Access Scenario

    Select the applicable scenario: Failover to Replica Copy or RecoverProduction from ReplicaCopy

    Image to access

    Select the applicable image:

    • The latest image

    • An image from the image list

    • A specific point in time or bookmark

    • Previous Image

    • Current Image

    • Next Image

    If you selected A specific point-in-time or bookmark image to access, specify the following search criteria.




    Select the specific date and time, including microseconds


    Select Exact and specify the unique name of the bookmark

    Image type

    Select the applicable type:

    • All images

    • All images with bookmarks

    • All images with system bookmarks

    • All images with user bookmarks

    Max. range

    Select the maximum range number of hours or minutes

  7. In the Replica Snapshots page, select a snapshot from the list, and then click Next.

  8. In the Review Input Parameters, review the parameters, and then click Next to confirm them.

  9. In the Progress page, click Next.

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


 Adding replica sets


 Viewing consistency groups


 Viewing replication clusters