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From Ben Slater <ben.sla...@instaclustr.com>
Subject Re: Basic Copy vs Snapshot for backup
Date Thu, 10 May 2018 07:00:12 GMT
The snapshot gives you a complete set of your sstables at a point in time.
If you were copying sstables directly from a live node you would have to
deal with files coming and going due to compactions.

Cheers
Ben

On Thu, 10 May 2018 at 16:45 <Vishal1.Sharma@ril.com> wrote:

> Dear Community,
>
>
>
> Is there any benefit of taking backup of a node via ‘nodetool snapshot’ vs
> simply copying the data directory other than the fact that snapshot will
> first flush the memTable and then take the backup.
>
>
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Vishal Sharma
>
>
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