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CLI Cookbook: taking a snapshot

This article is to document how to take a Snapshot outside of the normal snapshot policy time using the CLI, you can also do this in the GUI using the camera icon. A Snapshot of a VDB is similar to bookmarking a point in time in the life of the VDB.


  1. ssh into the Delphix Engine using delphix_admin credentials.

  2. Go into databases and select the VDB or dSource you would like to take a Snapshot of .

    ssh admin@dengine
    delphix > database
    delphix database > select vdb_test
  3. You are now going to sync and commit the operation .

    delphix database "vdb_test" > sync
    delphix database "vdb_test" sync *> commit
  4. You can verify the snapshot by going to snapshots and listing them

    delphix database "vdb_test" > /snapshot
    delphix snapshot > ls


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