Create and configure snapshots

This topic describes how to create application snapshots and configure the property versions.

Create a snapshot

You can create a snapshot of an application in a given environment and then specify the snapshot configuration.

To create a snapshot:

  1. In Deployment Automation, navigate to Management > Applications and select the application from which you want to create a snapshot.

  2. Select the Snapshots tab.

  3. Click Create.

  4. Enter a name and description for the snapshot.

  5. Click Save.

The current versions of all elements are saved in the snapshot. After you have created a snapshot, select the snapshot to view and configure it.

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Configure a snapshot

After you create a snapshot, you can configure the property versions.

To configure a snapshot:

  1. In Deployment Automation, navigate to Management > Applications and select an application.

  2. Select the Snapshots tab and then a snapshot.

  3. Click the Configuration tab.

  4. Expand the items in the tree to view the property version numbers that are currently selected in this snapshot. Included is property version information for the following:

    • Components
    • Component Versions
    • Component Processes
    • Applications
    • Application Processes
    • Application Environments
    • Resources
    • System Properties
  5. To update all the property versions, select an option:

    • Reset All to Latest: Reset all configuration targets to the latest version.
    • Lock Loose Entries: Lock all configuration targets that are automatically using the latest version available. Select this only if you are sure you want to lock these targets.
    • Copy from Snapshot: This uses the component configuration from the selected snapshot.

      Caution: If you have already added a component configuration to the snapshot to which you are copying, this action will remove the configuration and replace it with the one from the selected snapshot.

  6. To view the property details, beside the property click the Details icon.

  7. To set the version to a specific version, or to always use the latest version, select the Set Version option next to the property.

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