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.

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Latest Updates

22 February 2024

6 February 2024

17 October 2023

  • Backups now remain available for four weeks even if the associated Droplet is deleted. Previously, deleting a Droplet would also delete its backups.

    You can view your backups and their expiration dates in the control panel and convert them to snapshots.

For more information, see all Backups release notes.