Snapshots with the Atlas S8+
Of the many things computer users need to be familiar with, data security is one of the most important. Some things like disk failure are certain to happen, in time all disks will fail. Some other things are less certain but no less a problem, a virus could destroy or ransom your data. For most of us, a backup strategy is needed. Snapshots are not a full backup strategy, but they allow for the recovery of data on disk whenever a snapshot was taken.
The Atlas S8+ supports snapshots of LUNs, shared folders, and the /System/Userhome folder. LUNs are created when an iSCSI target is created or mounted.
Creating a snapshot:
You can create snapshots from the blue Backup app on the Desktop.
Clicking Backup takes you to the backup app.
Under the Folder and LUN list you can see the devices available for snapshots. In this case you can see four.
- Deleteme_clone (this is a clone of a snapshot volume)
- iSCSI01 (this is a mounted iSCSI LUN, formatted with NTFS)
- pool1volume1/Shareme (a shared volume)
To take a snapshot, select a LUN or folder and click the Camera icon.
Click Confirm and the snapshot will be taken. The snapshot will show under the blue Backup time bar, the snapshot name will be the timestamp when it was taken.
Once a snapshot is taken, you can use the Rollback function to revert to the point in time when the snapshot was taken.
Select the folder or LUN on the left, then select the snapshot under the Backup time bar and click Rollback.
Click Confirm and the filesystem will be rolled back to the time the snapshot was taken.
You will see a popup confirming the rollback.