NetApp SnapMirror Review

Excellent tool. Always a THUMBS UP. The support from Netapp itself is worth the product.

Valuable Features

Its ability to transfer data retaining its complete integrity, access, permission etc.

Improvements to My Organization

We have migrated data from old and expiring Netapp hardware using Snapmirror - thereby allowing us to decomm the old hardware and save power, maintainence, cost etc.

Room for Improvement

None for now.

Use of Solution

8 years.

Deployment Issues


Stability Issues


Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Excellent. None of the users whose data has been migrated using Snapmirrot have ever complained back to us.

Technical Support:

10/10, just like any Netapp support.

Previous Solutions

No - this is the best tool from Netapp and we never thought of any other tool. In fact, all additional features like Netapp Datamotion for vfilers use SnapMirror as their backend.

Initial Setup

Straight forward - infact just 3-4 commands can effectively deliver the power of Snapmirror.

Implementation Team

Obviously in-house.



Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

No idea. I am a technical guy and dont get into finances.

Other Solutions Considered

None. This technology has been in place for last 10 years as I know and I have personally worked 8+ years on it.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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