Snapshots are backups of files and/or folders at a specific time. Snapshots are read only, you need to restore a file first to edit it again.
Files saved on ZDV fileservers are snapshoted every 4 hours at 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 o'clock.
Snapshots are sorted by:
- Hourly, snapshot crated every 4 hours.
- Daily, snapshots created on midnight.
- Weekly, snapshots created on midnight on Sunday.
The oldest snapshot is at least 3 month old.
Restore a delted or changed file
using your file manager
To open your home folder insider you file manager, press Ctrl+L. You will see an address bar showing the path to your current directory. You can navigate to any folder within your home directory.
Add /.snapshot behind the path.
Press Enter. You will see all available snapshots. To restore a file, copy it to your home folder.
💡 Hint: You can use the same method, if you mounted you home folder using over the Internet using webdav.
using the terminal
Use cd .snapshot to enter your snapshot folder.