Using SnapShot to Restore Lost Data
Posted on 2014-10-20
Would it be a feasible solution as a temporary backup to preserve data on a VM? So if we have a VM with three disks and each disk is 100 GB and we take a snapshot of the VM and then do work on the server resulting in losing several files on one of the disks or possible the entire disk can the snapshot that was taken right before the work be used to restore the lost data?
What we are planning on doing is if a system does not have a backup do a snapshot, do the work, when all is well delete the snap shot.
Also, is there a worry if the disks are thick or thin provisioned?