I have got a 50GB container on my non-ZFS LXD server. Creating a single LXD snapshot of this container takes about 70 (seventy) minutes on this rather old server. If I was to add a LXD ZFS storage pool and move the container onto that, would lxd snapshots be handled by ZFS and hence be almost instant or would I still be waiting 70 or so minutes because of qcow limitations, if that’s what lxd uses for ZFS backed containers?
When creating lxd snapshots of a non-ZFS backed container, how much does the performance of the container suffer with each snapshot added, if performance does degrade? If there is a performance penalty, Is there a recommended upper limit of snapshots that can be took of any one container before performance suffers too much for it to be be worthwhile?