Intended audience: administrators, users, developers
The SNAP is set of device servers and an GUI application (Bensikin) providing so called SNAPshot functionality.
A snapshot is, as said in the name, a “picture” of a list of equipment’s “settings” (more precisely of their Tango attributes values) taken at a precise instant.
Snapshot are stored in a database (MySQL or Oracle). These can be retrieved and restored to the equipment (devices). This kind of functionality is often called a recipe management. It allows to create set of configuration settings (recipes) used for particular purposes (like selected mode of accelerator operation).