arangodump Limitations

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.