Massive amounts of data are created every day, and that amount is continuing to grow at an exponential rate. Data is being collected now more than ever to meet the demands of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and data transformation for government and industry compliance regulations and considerably more. This over-abundance of data brings challenges of saving, moving, using, and protecting it. Volume snapshots help make managing this data much easier.
Snapshots make many data management tasks — disaster recovery, data migration, database cloning and archiving—more efficient. You can take a point-in-time copy of data, shortening development and testing (dev/test) or backup and restore cycles from hours and days to moments. You can even use them to selectively retrieve data out of database backups that needs restoring instead of performing a full restore.