Forcing a snapshot lets you force a data transfer for the current protected machine. When you force a snapshot, the transfer starts immediately or is added to the queue. Only the data that has changed from a previous recovery point is transferred. If there is no previous recovery point, all data on the protected volumes is transferred, creating what is called a base image.
Complete the steps in this procedure to force a snapshot.
To force a snapshot
1. In the AppAssure 5 Core Console, click the Machines tab.
2. Complete one of the following:
a. Click the Actions drop down menu for that machine, click Force Snapshot, and then select one of the options described in the following table.
|Snapshot||Takes an incremental snapshot of data updated since the last snapshot was taken.|
|Base Image||Takes a complete snapshot of all data on the volumes of the machine.|
b. When notification appears in the Transfer Status dialog box that the snapshot has been queued, click OK.
A progress bar displays next to the machine in the Machines tab to show the progress of the snapshot.
a. On the Actions menu next to the Volumes table, click Force Snapshot.
b. When notification appears in the Force Snapshot dialog box that the snapshot has started, click OK.
A progress bar displays in the Volumes table to show the progress of the snapshot.