Point-in-time, space-saving copies
Snapshot functions provide instantaneous point-in-time copies of data that look and behave like complete backups without consuming equivalent disk space. The snapshot images are ideal for various applications including backup, testing or development, information analysis and data mining.
In the instant of snapshot creation, a point-in-time data image is taken without disrupting online applications. Based on the image, data changes will be copied to the snapshot volume when new writes occur. With copy-on-write design, Infortrend's snapshot protects production data from accidental modifications, deletions and corruptions with minimal capacity requirements and performance overhead. By accessing a snapshot copy as the desired recovery point, users can immediately restore system availability from data disruption