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SnapMirror Setup Script

March 14th, 2010

I had the task of replicating an existing customers filer to their new DR system. This was quite a large system, and as much as creating SnapMirrors isn’t particularly complex, it is time consuming. So as with many things I do, I wrote a script to help my achieve this task quicker, and go have yet another coffee.

You’ll need pre-shared keys setup (as ever), but the rest is prompted for. There’s no data validation (no surprise). The script will output 4 text files, one for creating/restricting all the volumes, one for the “snapmirror.conf”, on to be used in place of “snapmirror.conf” while you are doing the baseline initialization, and finally one to actually initialize the snapmirrors. There’s no intelligence around concurrent streams, so initialization is still a bit of a juggling act and waiting game.

Please let me know if you find this useful.


echo “Please enter the name of the PRIMARY filer: ”

echo “Please enter the name of the DR filer: ”

ConnectString=”ssh -c 3des”


echo “” > ${DR_FILER}_filer_volumes.txt
echo “” > ${DR_FILER}_snapmirror.conf
echo “” > ${DR_FILER}_sm_initialize.txt
echo “” > ${DR_FILER}_snapmirror_init.conf

for AGGR in `${ConnectString} $PRI_FILER “aggr status” | awk ‘$2!~/State/{print $1}’`
 SIZE=`${ConnectString} $PRI_FILER “df -Ah $AGGR” | sed ‘s/\([0-9][KMGT]\)B/\1/g’ | awk ‘$1!~/.snapshot|Aggregate/{print $2}’`
 for VOL in `${ConnectString} $PRI_FILER “aggr show_space $AGGR” | awk ‘$1!~/Space/{print $0}’ | awk ‘$4~/volume|file|none/{print $1}’`
  echo “vol create ${VOL} -s none ${AGGR} ${SIZE} ” >> ${DR_FILER}_filer_volumes.txt
  echo “vol restrict ${VOL}” >> ${DR_FILER}_filer_volumes.txt
  echo “snapmirror initialize -S ${PRI_FILER}:${VOL} ${DR_FILER}:${VOL}” >> ${DR_FILER}_sm_initialize.txt
  echo “${PRI_FILER}:${VOL} ${DR_FILER}:${VOL} – ${SnapMirrorMinute} ${SnapMirrorHour} * *” >> ${DR_FILER}_snapmirror.conf
  echo “${PRI_FILER}:${VOL} ${DR_FILER}:${VOL} – – – – -” >> ${DR_FILER}_snapmirror_init.conf

  SnapMirrorMinute=`expr $SnapMirrorMinute + $SnapMirrorStagger`

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