I thought nodetool snapshot writes the snapshot locally, requiring 2x of
expensive storage allocation 24x7 (vs. cheap storage allocation of a ebs
snapshot).  By that I mean EBS allocation is GB allocated per month costs at
one rate, and EBS snapshots are delta compressed copies to S3.

Can you point the snapshot to an external filesystem?


On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Sasha Dolgy <sdo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Could you not nodetool snapshot the data into an mounted ebs/s3 bucket and
> satisfy your development requirement?
> -sd
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM, William Oberman 
> <ober...@civicscience.com>wrote:
>> For me, to transition production data into a development environment for
>> real world testing.  Also, backups are never a bad idea, though I agree most
>> all risk is mitigated due to cassandra's design.
>> will

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