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In our Syneto Vocabulary, we cover IT terms that are both popular and useful to IT professionals. As the topic of data protection is a relevant one, we have tried to explain all its important aspects in our Vocabulary. A popular way of achieving data protection is through snapshot replication. But what exactly is snapshot replication?


What is snapshot replication?

Snapshot replication is a form of data replication based on creating snapshots of data; a snapshot is essentially a “copy” or “backup” of the state of a system or piece of data at a certain moment in time.

The term “snapshot” is actually taken from photography and it reflects the action of creating a “copy” of something “as it is” at a certain time.

Snapshot replication is a popular instrument used to achieve data protection. A “full” backup of a large data set normally involves a long time to complete and a lot of space to store. Snapshot replication is a more efficient approach to this matter, as it requires less time and fewer resources. Snapshots can be created incrementally – data is updated at specified times by only copying data changes – thus making the backup process even more efficient.

How Syneto does it

Syneto products use snapshot replication to achieve complete data protection, with an RPO of 1 minute and an RTO of 15 minutes. Read more about the features and benefits that Syneto products offer, on our dedicated products page.