i did a second snapshot at block 24096
Here is a single command
wget https://storage.googleapis.com/gaia-7001/21000.zip && unzip 21000.zip && rm -r $HOME/.gaiad/data && mv data $HOME/.gaiad/ to download and put it into the correct folder. This snapshot gets you until 21,000.
Snapshot production of chain data from the own node is a good prevention against certain failures that lead to downtime. In case of a messed up data directory a recent snapshot can be taken from a backup resource, and thereby time intensive syncing from scratch can be avoided, in particular when the blockchain has grown to considerable size.
Maybe we can get confirmation that a simple cp job of the .gaiad/data/ directory on the server on a running node is a valid operation, ie. the node does not need to be stopped and the resulting copy of the data directory actually is a true snapshot.
I have successfully used snapshots of the drive storing the ~/data directory on GCP to build new nodes. I have no stopped the server before taking the snapshot.
I haven’t tried doing cp or any other OS level file copy operation with blockchain data.
Did you copy all the data inside ~/.gaiad/data/ directory and paste them to new node ?