Date Added: Dec 2009
Microsoft SQL Server is a core business application that many companies depend upon for their most critical data and processes. Unexpected downtime can have a serious impact on both productivity and customers, making the ability to back up or restore SQL Server data quickly essential. The challenges of backing up data within a limited time window, and the inability to backup open files or applications led to the development of snapshots. Snapshot technology enables a "Snap" copy of data with minimal impact on production applications. Applications are paused just long enough to allow the disk system to create the snapped copy.