Snapshots can be scheduled using protection policies. This procedure creates a single snapshot.
From the left navigation menu, select Data Protection and then Snapshots.
Click Create Snapshot.
Complete the fields:
Enter a name for the snapshot.
Enter the path to a directory. The snapshot will include all files and folders under the specified directory at the time of taking the snapshot.
If you want to make sure the snapshot expires some time in the future, specify that time here.
The snapshot is created and is listed on the Snapshots page.
Locking a snapshot protects the snapshot from deletion.
A locked snapshot is not deleted by any of the following:
Exceeding its expiration time
Due to its snapshot policy's retention limit
User attempted deletion without first unlocking it
Snapshots are created in an unlocked state.
Locked snapshots count towards the retention limit of their snapshot policy. If the number of locked snapshots that were created by a given snapshot policy is equal to the retention limit, the snapshot policy stops taking new snapshots.
To manage snapshots via the CLI, use the following commands.
For full CLI command syntax, including arguments, enter the command at the CLI prompt in the <command> <subcommand> format provided in the table, followed by ?.