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

"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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