Latest snapshot

Snapshot Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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The storage server provides a file system view that can be used to access the latest snapshot for a file system. This view automatically changes as new snapshots are taken, but is not affected by changes in the live file system. The latest snapshot is the most recent snapshot for the file system, and is accessible through .snapshot/.latest (or ~snapshot/.latest). The latest snapshot can be exported to NFS clients with the path /.snapshot/.latest. Latest snapshots can also be shared to SMB clients. When accessing files via the latest snapshot, NFS operations do not use auto inquiry or auto response.

Note: The .latest (~latest) file designation is a hidden snapshot directory and does not show up in directory listings.