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snapshot

an informal photograph taken with a simple camera
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snapshot

[′snap‚shät]
(computer science)
The storing of the entire contents of the memory, including status indicators and hardware registers.
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snapshot

(1) A saved copy of the current memory state, along with the contents of all hardware registers and status indicators. It is periodically taken in order to restore the system in the event of failure. See checkpoint/restart.

(2) A saved copy of a file before it is updated. Part of a storage management program, snapshots enable previous versions of files to be brought back for review or to be placed back into use. See shadow copy.
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* Screen snapshots are used instead of other, more helpful graphics.
"Minecraft 1.8" update is still on course, as this time, the latest snapshot, Minecraft 14w32d has been released by developer Mojang.
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Recent research from the Enterprise Strategy Group on Data Protection Modernisation Trends in 2012, revealed that over half (55%) of all respondents will be enhancing or replacing traditional backup with a combination of snapshots, replication or both, according to Jason Buffington, senior data protection analyst.
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Ramsey shared the snapshot with Mendiola on his Instagram account yesterday, June 3, with the caption, 'Meet Sui and Borgy.
Thus, we propose a separate Acquisition tool for collecting the evidence (snapshots) from the Suspect Machine.
QNAP continues to explore the potential of the ext4 file system, empowering QNAP NAS with high performance and outstanding snapshots manageability.
Critique: An original, authentic, engaging, exceptionally well written and thoroughly entertaining novel, Norma Elia Cantu's "Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera" is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Literary Fiction collections.
Meanwhile, snapshot technology has become very popular with IT teams by making it easier to restore point-in-time copies of data.