Snapshot aliases

A snapshot alias is a logical pointer to a snapshot. If you specify an alias for a snapshot schedule, the alias will always point to the most recent snapshot generated by that schedule. Assigning a snapshot alias allows you to quickly identify and access the most recent snapshot generated according to a snapshot schedule.

If you allow clients to access snapshots through an alias, you can reassign the alias to redirect clients to other snapshots. In addition to assigning snapshot aliases to snapshots, you can also assign snapshot aliases to the live version of the file system. This can be useful if clients are accessing snapshots through a snapshot alias, and you want to redirect the clients to the live version of the file system.