Creating snapshots with SnapshotIQ

To create snapshots, you must configure the SnapshotIQ licence on the cluster. You can create snapshots either by creating a snapshot schedule or manually generating an individual snapshot.

Manual snapshots are useful if you want to create a snapshot immediately, or at a time that is not specified in a snapshot schedule. For example, if you plan to make changes to your file system, but are unsure of the consequences, you can capture the current state of the file system in a snapshot before you make the change.

Before creating snapshots, consider that reverting a snapshot requires that a SnapRevert domain exist for the directory that is being reverted. If you intend on reverting snapshots for a directory, it is recommended that you create SnapRevert domains for those directories while the directories are empty. Creating a domain for a directory that contains less data takes less time.