Which is faster, performing a snapshot of a VDB after 4 months of no snapsync or deleting the dSource and recreating it?

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Hi all,

We have a dSource that we disabled last Feb 19. No snapshots/snapsyncs were performed since. Today, we got a request to provision a VDB for this instance, but they need the latest data. I was wondering which one would be faster, running a snapshot/snapsync on the existing dSource, or deleting the dSource and creating a new one from scratch? My concern is that if we just run a snapshot/snapsync on the existing dSource, it will run incremental lvl1, which due to the gap might take longer than just recreating the dSource. Thank you.

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Hi Mark,

It largely depends how much of the data is likely to have changed on the source DB, as to how much difference there would be, but I would still expect a SnapSync to be faster than recreating the dSource from scratch.