Snapshots Limits

Snapshots are on-demand disk images of DigitalOcean Droplets and volumes saved to your account. Use them to create new Droplets and volumes with the same contents.


  • Creating a snapshot of a Droplet does not capture block storage volumes attached to the Droplet. You can create snapshots of block storage volumes separately.

  • Snapshots of block storage volumes cannot be moved between regions or transferred to different DigitalOcean accounts.

  • You can store up to 25 snapshots of a given volume. Delete old snapshots to make room for new ones.

  • Snapshots are not incremental. Each snapshot is a full disk image.

  • For each volume, you can create up to one snapshot every 10 minutes.