Database snapshots are a useful feature for keeping track of changes in your data over time. However, over time these snapshots can accumulate and take up valuable storage space. In this article, you will learn how to clean up database snapshots.
It's important to keep track of your snapshots and regularly clean them up to free up storage space. Consider setting up a schedule to clean up snapshots on a regular basis.
Identify the Location in Storage to Delete Snapshots
To delete a snapshot, you must first identify the location in storage where the fragments are stored. Once you have identified the location, you can delete the read connector and then delete the fragments.
Use a Subquery to Reset Snapshots
Another option to reset snapshots is to use a subquery to change the shape of a table whenever it needs to be reset. This will not delete the data locally, but will reset the connections partitions (recreate the Read Connector).
Cleaning up database snapshots is an important task for any database administrator. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your database snapshots are kept under control and that your storage space is used efficiently.