How much space does a snapshot take?

Posted July 17, 2014 2.5k views

a df -h before and after the removal of a snapshot shows no change?
32 bit Ubuntu mean-stack.

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1 20G 3.1G 16G 17% /
none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev 235M 4.0K 235M 1% /dev
tmpfs 50M 316K 49M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 246M 0 246M 0% /run/shm
none 100M 0 100M 0% /run/user

Are shapshots stored outside my disk space?

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Snapshots are not stored on any of your droplets.

Snapshots are stored on their own NAS servers and are backed up to Amazon Glacier. They do not take up your droplet’s disk space.