When you upgrade to 7.2 and later, not only can you take advantage of the new features, you can perform tasks to save substantial space in your Vertica catalog.
Before Vertica version 7.2, you had two options: perform full backups and restore full backups (remove everything from the storage unit) or perform object-level backups and restore those individually (maintain separate storage units). But as of Vertica 7.2, you can have the best of both worlds. You can perform full backups and restore individual objects from that backup! This means you don?t have to waste time and resources on restoring data that you do not need at the moment.
New to Vertica 7.2.0, the inherited privileges feature provides a one-step method for enabling privileges at the schema level.