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Manage snapshots using the GUI

This page describes how to manage snapshots using the GUI.
Using the GUI, you can:

View snapshots

Procedure
  1. 1.
    To display all snapshots, select Manage > Snapshots from the menu. The Snapshots page opens.
View all snapshots
2. To display a snapshot of a selected filesystem, do one of the following:
  • Select the Filesystem filter. Then, select the filesystem from the list.
  • From the menu, select Manage > Filesystems. From the filesystem, select the three dots, and from the menu, select Go To Snapshot.
View a snapshot of a specific filesystem

Create a snapshot

You can create a snapshot from the Snapshots page or directly from the Filesystems page.
Before you begin
Create a directory for filesystem-level snapshots that serves as the access point for snapshots.
Procedure:
  1. 1.
    Do one of the following:
    • From the menu, select Manage > Snapshots. From the Snapshots page, select +Create. The Create Snapshot dialog opens.
    • From the menu, select Manage > Filesystems. From the Filesystems page, select the three dots, and from the menu, select Create Snapshot. (The source filesystem is automatically set.)
Create a snapshot from the Snapshots page
Filesystems menu: Create a snapshot directly from a filesystem
3. On the Create Snapshot dialog set the following properties:
  • Name: A unique name for the filesystem snapshot.
  • Access Point: A name of the newly-created directory for filesystem-level snapshots that serves as the snapshot's access point. If you do not specify the access point, the system sets it automatically (in GMT format).
  • Writable: Determines whether to set the snapshot to be writable.
  • Source Filesystem: The source filesystem from which to create the snapshot.
  • Upload to local object store: Determines whether to upload the snapshot to a local object store. You can also upload the snapshot later (see Snap-To-Object).
  • Upload to remote object store: Determines whether to upload the snapshot to a remote object store. You can also upload the snapshot later.
4. Select Create.

Duplicate a snapshot

You can duplicate a snapshot (clone), which enables creating a writable snapshot from a read-only snapshot.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Snapshots.
  2. 2.
    From the Snapshots page, select the three dots of the snapshot you want to duplicate, and from the menu, select Duplicate Snapshot.
Snapshots menu: Duplicate Snapshot
3. In the Duplicate Snapshot dialog, set the properties the same way you create a snapshot. The source filesystem and source snapshot are already set.
4. Select Duplicate.
Duplicate Snapshot dialog

Delete a snapshot

When deleting a snapshot, consider the following guidelines:
  • Deleting a snapshot in parallel to a snapshot upload to the same filesystem is not possible. Uploading a snapshot to a remote object store can take time. Therefore, it is advisable to delete the desired snapshot before uploading it to the remote object store.
  • When uploading snapshots to both local and remote object stores. While the local and remote uploads can progress in parallel, consider the case of a remote upload in progress, then a snapshot is deleted, and later a snapshot is uploaded to the local object store. In this scenario, the local snapshot upload waits for the pending deletion of the snapshot (which happens only once the remote snapshot upload is done).
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Snapshots.
  2. 2.
    From the Snapshots page, select the three dots of the snapshot you want to delete, and from the menu, select Remove.
  3. 3.
    In the Deletion Of Snapshot message, select Yes to delete the snapshot.
Remove a snapshot

Restore a snapshot to a filesystem or another snapshot

Restoring a snapshot to a filesystem or another snapshot (target) modifies the data and metadata of the target.
Before you begin
If you restore the snapshot to a filesystem, make sure to stop the IO services of the filesystem during the restore operation.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Snapshots.
  2. 2.
    From the Snapshots page, select the three dots of the snapshot you want to restore, and from the menu, select Restore To.
  3. 3.
    In the Restore To dialog, select the destination: Filesystem or Snapshot.
  4. 4.
    Select Save.
Restore a snapshot to a filesystem

Update a snapshot

You can update the snapshot name and access point properties.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Manage > Snapshots.
  2. 2.
    From the Snapshots page, select the three dots of the snapshot you want to update, and from the menu, select Edit.
  3. 3.
    Modify the Name and Access Point properties as required.
  4. 4.
    Select Save.
Edit snapshot properties