Today, we’re thrilled to announce backups of Heroku Postgres are now 40x faster by leveraging Snapshots in place of base backups. We’ve been hard at work focused on improving performance, speed, and capacity for the Heroku Data services you rely on. In the past forks and follows of a Premium-8 test database with 992 GB of data took 22 hours; now with Snapshots, the same process is reduced to 10 minutes. This makes the creation of forks and followers, and restoring the database, faster than ever, at no additional charge.

The New Way: Snapshots for Heroku Data

In November 2020 we introduced a performance improvement to our physical backup and restore functionality for our Heroku...

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