Types of views

HCL VersionVault provides two types of views: dynamic views and snapshot views.

Dynamic views use an HCL VersionVault file system, the MVFS (multiversion file system), to provide transparent access to the elements in the VOBs. When a new element version is created, you see it immediately in a dynamic view. The MVFS is available only if the MVFS option was selected during installation.

A snapshot view copies files from the VOBs (versioned object bases) onto your computer. You must update snapshot views frequently to make sure these views contain the versions specified by the stream (in UCM) or config spec (in base VersionVault).

VersionVault offers both dynamic views and snapshot views.