User Guide

Workspace snapshot

Administrators can create a snapshot of their workspace to create points-in-time in their research activities to refer back to at a later date. Snapshots can be easily created at any time by the option provided in the web interface, allowing you to record a comment to save along with your snapshot. For example, once you’ve reached a point in your work where you’ve manipulated your data and are ready to test your model, you can use the snapshot functionality to save the state of the data in the workspace before progressing.


Creating a workspace snapshot

To create a workspace snapshot select ‘Create Snapshot’ found in the ‘Tools’ menu.
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Users are required to provide a comment detailing the snapshot. Pressing ‘Start’ will begin creating the snapshot. You will see a pop-up panel stating that the process for creating the snapshot has started.

Snapshots are created as .ZIP archives and will contain all files found in the workspace, such as tables exported as .csv files, datafiles, scripts, documents and mini-apps. Snapshots are saved as “” files, and are placed in the ‘Snapshots’ folder. If you have a virtual desktop attached to your workspace, you can access this folder by navigating to the workspace file system from the desktop. You can now move the snapshot and extract all files for further use/analysis.


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