View and Restore Automatically Generated Snapshots

For all projects per default the autosave function is enabled during project creation and snapshots of the project are generated in a defined interval (default: 10 minutes).

In the lists of snapshots this automatically generated snapshots are indicated by the user 'system' (3).

For Project Snapshots you can change these intervals using Snapshot Configuration, details find in this topic: The Snapshot Configuration Dialogue

23898884.png When a user enters a project, the current state of the in-memory-project is compared with the most recent snapshot file in the snapshot directory. If there is a difference, an error message is presented, saying that the data in the project might be outdated or corrupt. A difference might occur if e.g. the project data is altered programmatically via API, without a final call of the Web Service Method: Create Project Snapshot.

All snapshots are saved to the snapshots directory under <PoolParty-Data>/snapshotRoot. This implies that the snapshots directory should be included in the backup strategy for a PoolParty server but also that if anything goes wrong you can restore projects from a snapshot .

The Snapshot Configuration Dialogue

This section provides a short guide on how to use the Snapshot Configuration dialogue, and the available options.

After you have accessed the Snapshot Dashboard, you can open the Snapshot Configurationdialogue (2) by using its link (1).

Available values here are:

  • Project: the PoolParty project you selected on the left.

  • Auto Save Interval: select from the drop down, values are:

    • disabled

    • every 5 min

    • every 10 min

    • every 15 min

    • every 30 min

  • On Exit: this is checked by default but can be unchecked. Activated means that a snapshot will be saved whenever the PoolParty project is closed.

  • Recommended Settings will set the default values here.

Per default five snapshots are generated automatically.

The sixth snapshot will overwrite the oldest automatically generated snapshot. You can restore from a snapshot or download a snapshot via the respective icon on the right (4).