Advantages of Quick Recovery snapshots

A Quick Recovery solution serves as a first line of defense to recover databases that have been subject to accidental or malicious updates. Quick Recovery is designed to augment your traditional backup methodology. Maintaining a snapshot set requires just the few seconds it takes to detach a split-mirror snapshot from its original volume. On-host snapshot recovery is faster than restoring a full backup from tape or other media; on-host snapshot recovery reduces downtime and helps meet service-level agreements for application availability.

In addition to the primary benefit of recovery from logical errors, snapshot sets can be moved over a SAN to another server and used for other purposes including: