Storage Checkpoints

A Storage Checkpoint is a persistent image of a file system at a given instance in time. Storage Checkpoints use a copy-on-write technique to reduce I/O overhead by identifying and maintaining only those file system blocks that have changed since a previous Storage Checkpoint was taken. Storage Checkpoints have the following important features:

Storage Checkpoints and the Storage Rollback feature of Veritas Storage Foundation for Databases enable rapid recovery of databases from logical errors such as database corruption, missing files and dropped table spaces. You can mount successive Storage Checkpoints of a database to locate the error, and then roll back the database to a Storage Checkpoint before the problem occurred.

Symantec NetBackup for Oracle Advanced BLI Agent uses Storage Checkpoints to enhance the speed of backing up Oracle databases.

See the Symantec NetBackup for Oracle Advanced BLI Agent System Administrator's Guide.