Snapshots are stored redundantly (N+2) on our high available cluster. Snapshots are a fast and easy way to create and restore instances. You can take a snapshot using our user-friendly dashboard or the powerful APIs.
Snapshots are extremely useful to restore the entire instance to an earlier state. Please note that a snapshot is not the same as a file based backup. It is still recommended to create regular backups.
TIP: Shut down your instance before creating a snapshot if you want to be sure that data in transit will not be lost.