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.sha...@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 > > > "*Confidentiality Warning*: This message and any attachments are intended > only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential and may be > privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified > that any review, re-transmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, > circulation or other use of this message and any attachments is strictly > prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender > immediately by return email and delete this message and any attachments > from your system. > > *Virus Warning:* Although the company has taken reasonable precautions to > ensure no viruses are present in this email. The company cannot accept > responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of this email or > attachment." > -- *Ben Slater* *Chief Product Officer <https://www.instaclustr.com/>* <https://www.facebook.com/instaclustr> <https://twitter.com/instaclustr> <https://www.linkedin.com/company/instaclustr> Read our latest technical blog posts here <https://www.instaclustr.com/blog/>. This email has been sent on behalf of Instaclustr Pty. Limited (Australia) and Instaclustr Inc (USA). This email and any attachments may contain confidential and legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, do not copy or disclose its content, but please reply to this email immediately and highlight the error to the sender and then immediately delete the message.