NetApp Snapshot Primary Use Case

reviewer1157766
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our primary use is to take a snapshot of a current data state. We can use that, for example, if you make some changes — even minor changes database — you take snapshots of the data in a state that you believe the data is good. After that, you make a change to something in the data or maybe something happens where you lose some information or you make some other mistake — accidentally delete data — you can revert to the snapshot and your data will be restored to the point where the snapshot was taken. The point is to create states so that it is impossible to lose big data. Sometimes people use Snapshot for other purposes — which is not correct — like for making backups. It is not a good idea. You can, technically, use it for that purpose, but I do not recommend it. Some of the information is saved on the same physical media when using Snapshot as a backup. The backup is on the same physical media as the original information, so if something were to happen to the physical media, you lose also backups. View full review »
Manuel Costa
System Administrator - Infrastructure Area Coordinator at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
I am using the on-prem deployment model of this solution. View full review »
reviewer973797
Head of Unit at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for backup and disaster recovery. View full review »
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OKAN GURSOY
Storage & Backup Expert at 4S Bilisim
I am using the solution for backup purposes in a private cloud environment View full review »
reviewer1027800
Manager with 11-50 employees
In the current environment we keep Snapshots for only five days. So we go into the backup solution of using Veeam and VMware. View full review »
Jagdish Hegde
Lead Storage Engineer - Cloud Platform at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Storage-based snapshots without an operational or management overhead, which is usually the case with any backup software. View full review »
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