Veritas Question

Posted on 2006-05-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have just ran a full backup onto an external Hardrive and when i tried to restore it, instead of saying full it says snapshot full?
anyone know what this means?

Question by:focusen
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    Expert Comment

    A snapshot means you have a backup of 1 certain time.

    Author Comment

    how is that different from a regular full backup ?
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    There isn't really a difference, it just stresses that it is a copy of a certain state the system was in. Sometimes a backup that takes very long will not include a certain state, because it changes during the backup. A snapshot makes sure that it only copies the data of that certain time, if something is changed during that time, the changes are left out of the backup.

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