HBase Snapshot

Snapshots allow you to back up HDFS files and HBase tables at a specific point in time. Snapshots are very efficient as they only copy data that have been changed. You can create and restore data to any previous snapshot from HBase shell. You can schedule snapshot to be run on regular intervals or on demand.


You can only view the details of snapshots that are taken from a Hbase Shell.

The HBase Snapshot page is a snapshot viewer. To view the details of a snapshot, click HBase -> Snapshot. The Snapshot page is displayed.

Viewing details of a snapshot in HBase Snapshot page

The following table describes snapshot properties.

Property NameDescription
Snapshot NameThe name of the snapshot.
TableThe name of the table.
Creation TimeThe date and time of creation of the snapshot.
TypeThe type of snapshot.