20th September 2020 By Simon Bennett
TLDR: 52-70 seconds per GB
We often see the question, how long does a DigitalOcean Snapshot take on community forums, so we thought we would look at our past 2.5 million snapshots and come up with an answer, or most probably a range of minutes per GB.
For this research, we are only looking at droplet backups. Volume snapshots are 'instant'. They are a point in time disk snapshots which are then compressed and exported away. From the API point of view, if you request the size of a SnapShot after 30 minutes, you will see its billable size shrink as the data is compressed. Continue Read