Backup grows up: Snapshots in RHSS3

Sometime last week you deleted a file from your desktop. It had been sitting there for a few weeks, and your project was done, so you deleted it in order to get a less obstructed view of your kitten wallpaper. But now it’s Monday morning and there’s an emergency because twelve people have written to you asking for a piece of information in that file.

The catch? You deleted that bit of information from within that file two weeks ago. You don’t just need to restore a backup of your file, you need to restore a version of that file from a specific point in time! No worries. This is easy enough to do for a single user.

Now, pretend you’re a multinational Fortune 500 corporation with dozens of locations across the globe.

Red Hat Storage Server 3 Snapshots

In this video, Red Hat’s Alok Srivastra, senior product manager for Red Hat Storage Server 3 (RHSS3), talks about the new Snapshot functionality in the recently released RHSS3. Snapshot creates point-in-time copies of RHSS volumes and allows you to restore to any previous point in time in case of mishaps. It supports up to 256 snapshots and is even user-serviceable – users can get their own data, without help from admins.

Learn more about it with the video below. Then head over here to learn more.

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