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What is the difference between SQLINFO and SQLSNAP

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We use SnapManager for SharePoint, which requires and uses SMSQL.  On our VMware datastore, I see snapshots with SQLINFO in the name and SQLSNAP in the name.  The SQLINFO appears just on the volume used for C: drives while the SQLSNAP appears on the volume used for the SQL databases.  Does anyone know what the difference is between these two?

 

Thanks

NK

Re: What is the difference between SQLINFO and SQLSNAP

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I think I see.  Our SnapInfo drive (I drive) shares the same datastore as the C: drive.  It looks like some sort of snapshot is happening automatically of the SnapInfo directory drive (I).  Probably just the way the product works by default.

 

NK

Re: What is the difference between SQLINFO and SQLSNAP

indeed. SMSQL works by design in creating two snapshots of the volume hosting the log/Snapinfo LUN, for each backup set. you will see a slightly different result when logs and snapinfo not being on same volume (which will then create 3 snaphots instead of 2), but it is still working as designed.

 

Domenico.