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From Ben Slater <>
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.


On Thu, 10 May 2018 at 16:45 <> 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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