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You create a snapshot to save the current state of the data area in the database. For example, you can use a snapshot when working on a training computer to quickly restore the database to its original state after training has finished and without backing up the data.

Caution Caution

A snapshot is not a data backup. The system saves the snapshot on the same hard disk as your data area. To be able to restore your data after a hardware error, you have to back up data and logs regularly.

More information: Backing Up Data

End of the caution.


  • You are logged on to the database as the database system administrator or as a DBM operator.

    More information: Glossary, Server Permission

  • The database is in the ONLINE or ADMIN operational state.


  1. Select the database in the explorer tree.

  2. In the context menu of the database, choose Administration.

  3. Open the Snapshots tab page.

  4. Choose Create...

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Database Administration, Snapshot of the Data Area