Snapshots How-Tos

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.

Getting Started with Droplet Snapshots

Snapshot a Droplet to save the contents of the Droplet’s disk.
Create a new Droplet from a snapshot or restore a Droplet to an older point in time.
Use snapshots to migrate a Droplet from one data center region to another.

Getting Started with Volume Snapshots

Snapshot a volume to save the contents of the volume’s disk.
Create a new volume from a snapshot.

Snapshot Management

Add a Droplet snapshot to additional regions to create Droplets based on it in those regions.
Transfer snapshots to another DigitalOcean account or team, which lets you effectively migrate a Droplet or volume to another owner.
Delete a snapshot to permanently remove it from your account.