Does taking a snapshot has any impact on the performance of the server?

Does taking a snapshot has any impact on the performance of the server?

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Simon Bennett
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September 18, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hello there @berbor

Simon here from SnapShooter, we are a 3rd party backup provider for DigitalOcean, we have taken over 4.7million snapshots for customers so thought I would jump on and answer.

We don’t find that snapshots slow down a server. If a server is under load (disk writes) the time for the backup can increase. We wrote an article on Droplet Snapshot time

Let me know if you have more questions related.


Simon Founder and CEO SnapShooter DigitalOcean Backups

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