Consul snapshot size reducing daily(from 1GB to 50 MB over the period of one month)

we have our 3 node consul cluster setup for service discovery and also it acts as KV store for vault.

our consul backup/snapshot (consul snapshot save backup.snap) size was around 1 GB a month back, now its getting reduced daily few MB’s, and now its 50 MB only.

there is not much change in vault KV pairs in this period, we did not delete any data from vault but still we see a drastic reduction size of consul snapshot.

any reason for it? if anyone faced this before please let us know.

Hello @sgoogal - closing this thread in favor of Consul snapshot compaction