Storage 101: Crash-Consistent Vs Application-Consistent Snapshots
ComputerWeekly, May 5th, 2020
May 17, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2

We look at crash-consistent and application-consistent snapshots and backup, how they are defined, the pros and cons of each and the benefits and limits of Windows VSS

"When it comes to snapshots and backups, it is important to understand and specify whether to take application-consistent or crash-consistent copies," notes Antony Adshead in ComputerWeekly.

"Why does it matter? Because either crash-consistent or application-consistent copies might be just fine for your workloads - or they may not. There are important differences.

A crash-consistent copy is analogous to the state of data at the point at which hardware crashed or the power went down..."

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