Why is snapshot way bigger than disk usage?

I have 80GB droplet, the disk usage is about 11 GB, yet the snapshot is almost 32 GB and takes very long to create. Why is the snapshot using so much data?

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Hi all,

I asked to DigitalOcean support, and I got this answer:

“At this time, our snapshot tool shows the additive space used, so when you add something to the droplet it adds onto the snapshot size, but when you delete it, it stays in the snapshot size. Our engineering team is working to correct this number displayed before we begin charging for snapshots!”

So it seems it is a bug and it will be corrected soon.

Best Regards.

Well, now they are charging 0.05$ per month per GB…

I still don’t quite get why snapshots gets so big. For example I have two identical droplets, 20GB each. Both of them uses about 3GB of storage. Snapshot of the first one is 3.15GB and thats ok. But snapshot of the second one is 16GB!

Appears to be fixed now on my end!