ArangoDB v3.8 reached End of Life (EOL) and is no longer supported.
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arangodump has the following limitations:
- In a cluster, arangodump does not guarantee to dump a consistent snapshot if write operations happen while the dump is in progress (see Hot Backups for an alternative). It is therefore recommended not to perform any data-modification operations on the cluster while arangodump is running. This is in contrast to what happens on a single instance, a Leader/Follower, or active failover setup, where even if write operations are ongoing, the created dump is consistent, as a snapshot is taken when the dump starts.