Can de backup be used to create a clone of the original database?

can we use the distributed backup to make a new copy of the source database, on new/other nodes?

Hey @ik_zelf,

If by new/other nodes you mean a new cluster? Then yes.

By design, you can perform a backup. Destroy your old cluster - provision a new cluster with different hardware and perform a restore.

yes, thanks,
mainly intended to copy to a test environment, best without taking down the running production database …

No problem, let me know if you have other questions.