In previous releases, the Timeflow of a dSource, VDB, or vFiles resembled a horizontal timeline with cards that represented snapshots from different moments in time. The new Timeflow screen provides a more efficient layout with a vertical list of dates, each of which expands to show snapshots taken on that date. This new layout requires less scrolling and makes it much easier to find the point in time for which you are searching. It also gives you better access to information about the dataset and allows you to use the snapshot cards to refresh or roll VDBs back or forward. Snapshots can also be used to create new VDBs.
Timestamps represent moments in the dataset's history. They do not reflect the age of data being used at any given moment. The screenshot below provides an example of a VDB Timeflow tab, dSource and vFile Timeflow tabs vary and provide actions you can apply to them.
VDB Timeflow tab
 Selecting the Timeflow tab allows you to view, refresh, rewind, or provision depending on whether you have chosen to view a VDB, dSource, or vFiles.
The Filter menu  allows you to adjust how much is displayed by searching for certain types of snapshots.

By default, Timeflow shows only snapshots from the most recent day. Use the Filter menu to see more snapshots.

The Filter menu

A vertical display of snapshots  along with details like storage size and chronological ordering. Timestamps represent moments in the dataset's history, they do not reflect the age of data being used at any given moment. The most common use cases are refreshing a VDB or rewinding it to the most recent snapshot, which appears at the top of the page. To find an older snapshot, simply scroll down, locate the date, expand it, and choose a snapshot.

The actions you can perform on the selected VDB or dSource depend on which kind of dataset you have selected.  Note: Icons have replaced some of the functionality that was offered in time cards. For a complete list of user actions see User Actions

Dataset Cards provide a usage summary parent/child details and Jet Stream (Delphix Self-Service) container information.

Snapshot Actions

When you hover over a snapshot, several buttons will appear, enabling you to take actions using that snapshot. The screenshots below show the actions available for dSources and VDBs.

The actions available will vary depending on whether you have selected a VDB, or a dSource.

dSource Snapshot panel

VDB Snapshot panel

The table below lays out the operations that may be available and their associated icons.


Rewind to this snapshot

Provision VDB

Open LogSync

See more actions

The most-used actions are immediately visible:

  • For VDBs only: Rewind the VDB to this point
  • Provision a VDB from this snapshot
  • Open LogSync

To see more options, click Actions  menu. The additional actions are:

  • View by SCN - Oracle only 
  • View by LSN - MS SQL only 
  • Delete Snapshot
  • Virtual to Physical (V2P) - Begin a virtual to physical process. After you have created a dSource or a VDB, you can export its contents and log files to a physical database. This process, called V2P, creates a set of directories in the target environment and populates them with the database data, log files, and scripts that are used to recover the physical database. The V2P button automatically starts the physical database recovery process as part of the V2P  export.


LogSync works a little differently in the new UI. You can open LogSync in one of two ways:

  • Click the filter menu, tand select Find > A point in time and enter the time value using the time calendar.
  • Hover over a snapshot and click the Open LogSync icon. This will expand the snapshot, revealing more times from which to choose.