Backups Support

Backups are automatically-created disk images of Droplets. Enabling backups for Droplets enables system-level backups at weekly intervals, which provides a way to revert to an older state or create new Droplets.

You can choose between daily and weekly backups, but you cannot change the backup window.
Convert your backups to snapshots to save them indefinitely.
You cannot currently download DigitalOcean backups or snapshots, but you can use third-party tools to save your data locally.
Creating a backup or snapshot takes roughly 2 minutes per GB of used space.