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A general question on RTC Snapshots

Sean Burke (3789137237) | asked Nov 01 '13, 1:05 p.m.
retagged Dec 16 '13, 3:57 p.m. by David Lafreniere (4.8k7)
We are coming from a different version control which handles configuration management slightly different.  So with that in mind,  if I have a snapshot of a configuration and after testing that I realize that a few files caused the the configuration to break,  is there a way in RTC to move the snapshot to an earlier version of a few selected files or is best practices to take another snapshot?

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Jeff Care (1.0k3833) | answered Nov 01 '13, 1:22 p.m.
Snapshot content is immutable. You can change the name and the description after the fact, but not the included baselines.
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Sean Burke commented Nov 01 '13, 1:24 p.m.

Thanks Jeff, so in this case you would just have to create another snapshot to deal with the new configuration? 

Jeff Care commented Nov 01 '13, 1:29 p.m. | edited Nov 01 '13, 1:30 p.m.

Yes - you don't really have any option other than creating a new snapshot. In a former job I had a similar problem: we needed to extract, make & deliver a few changes, then build. We ended up with essentially two snapshots for every build, whereas with our old SCM system (CMVC) a user with the proper authority could modify the level (roughly analogous to a snapshot) in flight.

Geoffrey Clemm commented Nov 03 '13, 12:39 a.m.

Snapshots are very lightweight objects in RTC, so there's no reason to "re-use" them ... just create new ones when needed.

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