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What is Snapshot

It is a product of a connector representing the data footprint of a system or service at a particular point in time.

Snapshot vs. Source

The source is a dynamic collection of Snapshots. The final dataset within a Source depends on its configuration (see Snapshotting frequency and Snapshot retention).
Data Source - snapshotting

How Does It Work?

When a Source is created through Connector, there are four essential areas of the configuration:

  • Data to be included in the snapshot. This differs upon every connector, but in general, you are usually choosing metrics and other attributes as well as the time interval of the data.
  • Some connectors have the ability to extract historical data. This can be set by selecting the Date Range period you want to extract data from the filter.
  • How often should snapshots be taken, i.e. Snapshotting frequency.
  • How to deal with the existing data in Source when a new snapshot is taken, i.e. Snapshot retention.

How to Edit Snapshotting

You can edit snapshotting for your data source anytime, after creating a source. Also, snapshotting of a flow can be edited directly in the flow configuration.

When editing snapshotting settings of a source, be aware of the timing for the depended flows and vice versa. Flow synchronization should be set up with a time gap after a source is synchronized to give enough time for the data to be loaded.

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