The benefits of our log structured design and block level data layout in the object store presents a unique opportunity for granular snapshot capabilities.
Snapshots can be enabled per Filespace with multiple snapshots configurable to each Filespace. Snapshots are created from our CLI - for example: every hour, day, week, month and yearly snapshots can be created, deleted and replaced to satisfy your organisation's recovery point objectives.
All snapshots can be activated via our LucidLink OS Client dashboard (or via our CLI), by selecting the snapshot tab, entering your shared secret and selecting activate snapshots. Snapshots are read-only, you can simply copy any required data out of a certain snapshot to your active Filespace.
Once you've activated your snapshots, you will note an additional mount-point which contains all your available snapshots.
Deactivate snapshot mount-point:
Your snapshots are created or deleted via our LucidLink OS Client via the command line or terminal.
Each snapshot is represented by name description along with a unique identifier in order to delete your snapshot and replace it in future with an updated point in time.
usage: Lucid snapshot [options] Manage snapshots. To activate a snapshot, see the options of 'lucid activate'. Options: [--list] Display the list of existing snapshots --create [name] Create a snapshot with the specified name --delete id Delete the snapshot with the specified id
lucid snapshot --create 1 Year Snapshot with ID 1 created. lucid snapshot --create 1 month Snapshot with ID 2 created. lucid snapshot --create 1 Week Snapshot with ID 3 created. lucid snapshot --create 1 Day Snapshot with ID 4 created. lucid snapshot --create 1 Hour Snapshot with ID 5 created.
lucid snapshot --list ID STATE NAME CREATED ON 1 valid Year 2019-02-05 20:11:29 2 valid Month 2019-02-05 20:11:33 3 valid Week 2019-02-05 20:11:37 4 valid Day 2019-02-05 20:11:41 5 valid Hour 2019-02-05 20:11:44
lucid snapshot --delete <id>
usage: Lucid activate [options] Activate the currently linked file space Options: --user login name User name --password password The password for this file space --all-snapshots Activate in snapshots mode.
Deactivate Filespace or snapshot:
usage: Lucid deactivate Deactivate the active file space
Note: to activate your snapshots via CLI please leverage concepts from our Link to multiple Filespaces on the same OS client FAQ which will enable you to link to the same Filespace and activate all snapshots as follows:
Launch an instance daemon:
lucid --instance 1000 daemon
Link to your Filespace:
lucid --instance 1000 link --fs <filespace.domain> --password <sharedsecret>
Activate your snapshots:
lucid --instance 1000 activate --all-snapshots Enter the password: File space activated.
Mount your snapshots:
lucid --instance 1000 mount S: File space mounted on S:
lucid --instance 1000 mount ~/snapshots
Please reach out to LucidLink Support should you require any further assistance.