Taking a Snapshot of a Live Package

If you have a current version of a package that you might want to re-promote after subsequent promotions occur, you can save it as a snapshot. In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Take a snapshot and access on the portal

Duration Time: 10 Minutes

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  1. Click a package's Timeline tab. If installers are out of date, click build_installer_icon on the Live tab to build updated installers.

    Before a promoted package will appear as a snapshot candidate, installers must be up to date. Therefore, before promoting an update to a live version, be sure installers are built, and then take a snapshot if you might want to install the current version at a later date.
  2. Click Snapshots.
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    Viewing available version snapshots
  3. Select Current Version, and click addIcon to take a snapshot. To remove a snapshot, select the snapshot, and click remove_icon.
  4. Enter a title and description of the snapshot, and click OK.

    Note: The current version available for snapshot is the most recently promoted version with updated installers. If your live version does not have up-to-date installers, the snapshot will not be of your live version.
  5. To install a snapshot, select the package on the portal page. Snapshots are listed under Previous releases in the Downloads section of the page. Click sdcrightarrow to expand the list. 

    Note: Snapshots appear on the portal page for the group(s) associated with the package.
  6. Click the snapshot you want to install.
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    Snapshots show in the Previous releases list in the Downloads section