Why use snapshot images?

You can use snapshots to protect against and allow recovery from accidental or malicious loss or corruption of data.

Select a base volume or a group of base volumes, called a snapshot consistency group, and then capture snapshot images in one or more of the following ways:

The system retains multiple snapshot images as restore points you can use to roll back to known good data sets at specific points in time. The ability to roll back provides protection against accidental deletion of data and data corruption.