A snapshot is a copy of data taken at a specific point in time.

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Unremovable invisible snapshot

We are running ESX 3.5.0 and are using VCB for making backups. Yesterday VCB failed to remove its snapshot. That has happened a couple of times before, and I removed it manually as usual. But this ...
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Live Xen snapshotting?

If I use xm save domain dumpfile, this pretty much accomplishes what I want to do. However, this does cause some downtime, and I really don't want to close network connections or take the machine out ...
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How do snapshot backups work?

How are snapshot backups different from traditional backups? I know that snapshot backups take a minimum of time, but I don't understand how they can do this. Can anyone explain this to me?
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Virtual Machine Snapshot revert issue

After reverting to an older snapshot, Windows Server 2008 VM running on VMWare gives me the following error when I tried to login: The trust relationship between this workstation and primary ...
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SQL server 2005 Checkdb - no room for snapshot files

I have a 2Tb+ SAP database with 8 datafiles, the first files have grown to fill the available disk space on our HP EVA5000, and the growth is now on the new files. We upgraded SQL from SQL server 2000 ...
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Backups, JFS2 Snapshots and powerloss

I have recently been tasked with improving the backup strategy of a legacy server supporting 150 users via a terminal based interface. The issue is currently that the server has a single backup taken ...
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Create a SQL Server full backup without affecting maintenance plan?

We use a centralized SQL Server 2005 server for web development. The server has a maintenance plan to take a full backup each Sunday and incremental backups on all other nights. All databases use ...
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LVM and snapshots

I have a fileserver that I just setup lvm on. I have two LVM partitions /dev/fileserverLVM/home /dev/fileserverLVM/backup I'd like to take and store the snapshots in /dev/fileserverLVM/backup. The ...
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Speeding Up MSSQL Snapshot Replication to SQLExpress Replica

I have a well-connected remote site that I'm delivering snapshots to twice-daily of certain tables. Snapshot replication is the only method that I can use based on the schema limitations of the ...
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What might cause a VMWare snapshot to timeout?

I'm using BackupExec and VCB to backup a few VMs. As I understand it, the pre-job script creates a snapshot of my VMs, mounts them as virtual directories on my backup server, and then my backup exec ...