Snapshot is taking too much time

Posted September 4, 2014 5.4k views

Hi. When I started my snapshot process there was no info about any problems in cloud. It is processing too much and I guess there is no way to stop it and get my machine up and running again.

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  • Over the past weeks, I have been experiencing extremely long times for making snapshots of my droplets. These same droplets used to take far less time to snapshot when I started with DigitalOcean. Is there a problem with queues of event processing? Too many customers in the event queues?

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Unfortunately earlier today we experienced some issues with event processing. The problem has since been resolved. If you’re still seeing issues, please open a support ticket.

In the future, check in on our status page to see any known problems.


Same thing here.. how much is going to take this..

The best compromise would be to be able to stop the process if it takes too long.

I’m running a small website and do not have the time/resources to deploy several servers with load balancing. I take snapshots once a month on a droplet that has only 20GB (probably less than 1 GB used). During this time span, my app is down :/

Doubt more than 4gb used, most of it is useless data i need to purge from a server move.. .but so far 20 minutes, still going.. Guess i really need to clean that out…