Opened 14 months ago
Manually create a "Periodic Snapshot"
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After posting in the forums for discussion (here), I was instructed to open a ticket directly. I'll copy paste it here.
As the title explains, give users the possibility to manually create a automatic snapshot now. This is different from the normal "create manual snapshot" in that the newly created snapshot will be "owned and managed" by the periodic snapshot mechanism: IE: deleted at the end of its allotted lifetime. If the periodic task is replicated, it means the snapshot will also be automatically replicated. Also, it will show up on CIFS's shadow_copy2.
It can also make sure your data is snapshotted on the spot if you just made an important modification (or right before, for that matter). Finally, it can also make testing your configuration easier.
IMO, not a huge functionality, but probably not that hard to implement either, and part of those little plus-es that makes things friendlier, better, and more convenient.
See the images for an idea of how to plug this in.