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Eddie Breeveld (6112330) | asked Jan 23 '14, 6:39 a.m.
edited Jan 23 '14, 6:41 a.m.
(RTC 4.0.4) How often should we snapshot our source control streams?  What is common or best practice? We do automated  builds every night - should we snapshot before every build?

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Jeff Care (1.0k3733) | answered Jan 23 '14, 9:19 a.m.
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You can snapshot as often as you like. Certainly it's a good idea to snapshot for every build, and in fact you can configure the JBE to do this for you.

Beyond that there's no need to snapshot with any set frequency; just do it whenever it makes sense for your business. As one example, I like to snapshot before any sort of major code refactoring.
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Arun K Sriramaiah (3.2k12571) | answered Jan 23 '14, 8:12 a.m.
  Hi Eddie,

A snapshot is a record of the configuration of all components in a stream or work-space. 

Snapshots are useful for capture the complete state of the  Major release (Its created when something major changes in releases so that we can record the major milestone configuration changes).

Please let me know the above information is useful.

Regards,
Arun. 



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Eddie Breeveld commented Jan 23 '14, 8:43 a.m.

Hello again Arun!
So you would not recommend taking a snapshot every night?
All the best,
Eddie

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