Do you take snapshots?
|Do you use your storage system's snapshot capabilities?|
|How often do you take snapshots?|
|How long do you keep snapshots?|
Snapshot technology is widespread, but not everyone who has it uses it. Those who do use snapshots don't use them...
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nearly as often as vendors suggest they should. Of the 87% of Storage readers who report having a system that supports snapshots, 59% take snapshots, while 41% don't use the capability. A healthy majority (67.2%) take only periodic snapshots, maybe one or two per day, vs. the measly 1.6% of respondents that report taking snapshots every 14 minutes or fewer. Once taken, snapshots are relatively short lived: 81.9% of them are deleted within a month.