Snapshot vs Incremental backup?
How do we use a Snapshot?
How does it differe from an Incremental backup that I restore?
Lars Breddemann replied
mind reading the documentation ? (http://maxdb.sap.com/ -> current documentation).
Snapshots are no replacement for a backup. They just provide the option to set back the database to a specified point in time.
That is: you take a snapshot and go on working.
If you decide to throw away all your changes since you took the snapshot, than you can restore it.
It does not protect you from media failures, corruption and the like.
But it's a nice feature if you have a testmachine that you want to reset after the training so that you can use it once again.