Manage and create snapshots

A snapshot is a point-in-time image of your running cluster. You can use a snapshot to restore the cluster to a specific point in time. Create and manage snapshots from the Admin Console.

About manual snapshots

You must create a snapshot before making any changes to your cluster’s environment, loading a large amount of data, or changing the structure of a table. ThoughtSpot supports up to 20 manual snapshots. You must clear them to create new snapshots. You can delete a snapshot from the Admin Console.

ThughtSpot generates a snapshot in approximately 20 seconds, depending on the size of the cluster. To restore from a snapshot, contact ThoughtSpot Support.

During an upgrade, all snapshots from the previous version of ThoughtSpot become manual snapshots.

Manage snapshots through the Admin Console

From the Admin Console, you can create manual snapshots, delete existing snapshots, and view the details for all your existing snapshots.

To manage or create snapshots using the Admin Console, navigate to the Admin Console by clicking on the Admin tab from the top navigation bar. Select Snapshot from the side navigation bar that appears.

Admin Console - Snapshot

You can view snapshot details, such as name, style (manual or periodic), status, and the date and time a snapshot was scheduled.

Create manual snapshots in the Admin Console

To create a manual snapshot in the Admin Console, follow these steps.

  1. Click Create at the upper left side of your screen.

    Click create
  2. Specify a name and a time to live for the snapshot.

    If you do not want the system to delete the snapshot automatically after a specified number of days, enter -1 as the time to live.

    Specify parameters
  3. Click OK.

Delete snapshots in the Admin Console

To delete a snapshot in the Admin Console, follow these steps.

  1. Click on the snapshot you would like to delete.

  2. Select the more options menu icon icon more 10px next to the snapshot name.

  3. Click remove.

    Remove snapshot