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.
Disabling backups on a Droplet stops automatic backups and deletes any existing backup images. If there are backups you want to save, convert those backups to snapshots first.
To disable backups, from the Droplet’s Backups page, click Disable Backups.
You can enable backups again at any time by returning to this page and clicking Enable Backups.