This API cookbook recipe describes how to obtain a list of available snapshots for a VDB or dSource.
Snapshots represent points in time where a
sync operation has occurred on either a dSource or VDB. Provisioning from snapshots is much faster than provisioning between snapshots, as the latter requires replaying LogSync records to arrive at the requested point. Given a reference to a database, the
snapshot API can be used to retrieve the set of snapshots within the database. See the topic API Cookbook: List dSources and VDBs for information on how to obtain the database reference.
curl -X GET -k http://services.cloud.skytap.com:23173/resources/json/delphix/snapshot?database=ORACLE_DB_CONTAINER-15 \
-b ~/cookies.txt -H "Content-Type: application/json"
For more information about the structure of a snapshot object, see the
/api/#TimeflowSnapshot reference on your local Delphix Engine. Snapshots, while representing the point where provisioning will be most efficient, are not the only provisionable points within a database. To get a list of all provisioning points, use the
timeflowRange API. This API is based on a Timeflow, which is the representation of one timeline within a database. Currently, all databases have a single Timeflow, though this may change in the future. To query for the ranges for a particular database, you will need to use the
currentTimeflow member of the target database.
List Timeflow Ranges
curl -X POST -k --data @- http://services.cloud.skytap.com:23173/resources/json/delphix/timeflow/ORACLE_TIMEFLOW-11/timeflowRanges \
-b ~/cookies.txt -H "Content-Type: application/json" <<EOF