Rapid Recovery Snapshot, an Intel RAID premium feature, is a software application that enhances the data protection provided by using Intel RAID controllers. Snapshot functionality allows users to capture source volume data changes. This can be particularly useful in the event that accidental or malicious data deletion or application corruption occurs.
While traditional overnight backup methods create physical copies of data for offsite or archival purposes, Rapid Recovery Snapshot makes it easy to implement more frequent backups and reduces recovery time. By supplementing traditional backup schemes with Rapid Recovery Snapshot, IT organizations can greatly enhance their level of business continuity, data protection and restore capabilities.
Restore-from-view or rollback in minutes
Restore data from PiT in minutes versus the hours it usually takes to restore from tape. When a file, record or file system must be recovered, any PiT can be mounted to create an "instant view" of the data at a previous point in time, and the selected data is quickly restored.
No time consuming data duplication
Create PiTs without physically duplicating data simply by opening up a volume that keeps track of any changes to data in the source volume. Rapid Recovery Snapshot avoids the physical movement or copying of data, enabling each PiT to be created in seconds, regardless of the size of the source volume.
Each PiT volume snapshot is a fraction of the original volume size, because it only keeps track of the changes that are made after the PiT is created.
Reduce IT costs and improve data protection measures
Most small and medium businesses face limited IT resources, and typically structure a standard backup scheme, such as daily overnight backup. Since users work with communication and file applications daily, a provisioning strategy for handling data loss that occurs before the next backup is scheduled is to include Rapid Recovery Snapshot into IT data protection plans. It allows for quick and frequent snapshots of data to be taken with only a few mouse clicks, limiting reliance on dedicated IT resources.
Convenient and integrated user interfaceProduct Highlights
Rapid Recovery Snapshot is conveniently enabled and configured through the Intel RAID Web Console. By selecting the "Snapshot and Recovery" in the Manage dropdown menu, the user can configure the Snapshot repository, take snapshots with a single mouse click, and enable recovery actions. Each snapshot PiT is recorded on the "Snapshots" screen, showing the date and time.