It is useful to have the SmartGuard system managing snaphots and maintaining a maximum of N Smartguard snapshots at any given time. However, sometimes it's desirable to take snapshots at critical points in time. Currently this can only be done by manually taking a non-smartguard snapshots, which leaves the user with a mix of smartguard snaphots (which are automatically recycled) and manual snapshots (which must be manually deleted). It would be very useful to be able to manually take a SmartGuard snapshot. Or, alternately, to "tag" particular snapshots as being managed by smartguard or not managed by smartguard.