IntelliSnap – Best Practices – MySQL iDataAgent
When you run a snap backup operation, the IntelliSnap takes the snapshot of the entire volume, even if other subclients are not IntelliSnap enabled. Therefore, we recommend you to create a single subclient in the volume.
In case of a native snap engine, every time you restart your computer, you lose the snapshot of the volume from your computer. Also, too many snapshots might overload your computer. So, it is better to run a backup copy frequently so that the snapshot is copied to the storage policy copy.
For snap backup operation, you must have dedicated mount points on the MySQL data directory. Also, ensure that MySQL data directory is not a part of the root "/" volume. This will avoid any non-MySQL folders on the root volume from getting backed up.