Best way to have a snapshot of cosmosdb database running in production to use in development purpose

Author: ahmed

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We need to create an snapshot from the production database, which is under cosmos dB (MongoDb API), to be used in a development purpose.

To do so, we have create a backup using continuous mode, and then move it the the region that include our development resources (both regions are in the same subscription).

Is this solution respect the azure cosmosdb database best practice or there is another proper way that we have missed?