Create a snapshot
When you create a snapshot, the DITA CMS creates an .xml file that contains the list of all the objects in the map along with their version numbers.
To create the snapshot, the DITA CMS uses the latest released revisions of the objects in the map. Therefore, if you have locked documents in your map, the snapshot will not include these locked revisions but rather the latest released revisions of these objects.
In the default configuration, when you create a snapshot, the snapshot object is in the Authoring:review status (or the equivalent in your deployment).
You can create a snapshot from any view that lists the map (Search Results, DITA Map, Dependencies, etc.).
To create a snapshot of a map:
In a view that lists the map, right-click the map and select Create snapshot.
The Create Snapshot window appears:
If desired, modify the snapshot title in the Title
This might be useful to differentiate the snapshots for a map. For example, to indicate that a snapshot identifies the version of the Web Author Installation Guide that was sent for technical review, you could enter "Web Author Installation Guide - Tech Review".
In the Version field, specify the version for this
If a branch is created from the snapshot, the branched map will automatically be assigned the version of the snapshot.
Note: The version specified is the version of the snapshot and is not related to the product version.
The snapshot is created. As with any DITA CMS object, you can search for a snapshot in the Content Store. You can also output a snapshot, branch it, or publish it.