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Why are snapshots so slow

Why are snapshots so slow?

It took 35 minutes to make a snapshot. and then to deploy a new droplet based on that snapshot takes a long time it’s been saying 30 seconds left for ages now.


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March 2020, extremely annoying! In my mind the whole point was to be able to be back in business ASAP. Trying to do this is a pain in the ass. Why hasn’t DO addressed this yet is beyond me. I will have to buy my own servers or take my business somewhere else.

Here’s an interesting fact. I have found that snapshots of large DO volumes are very quick to snapshot – much much quicker than snapshots of droplets. My small droplets (under 5 GB) take about 15 minutes to snapshot. But when I backup my large (over 15 GB) volumes, it takes only a second. If you have a large amount of data, consider moving that data to a volume to increase snapshot speed. Hope that helps.

I hate the speed of snapshot. if I have to perform server upgrade, I have to take backup as snapshot so I can restore to old version if upgrade fails. But since snapshot is unreliable in time it take and it is slow. It make upgrades harder.