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Backups Support Articles
Generated on 8 Dec 2023
How do I implement daily Droplet backups?
You cannot change the frequency of Droplet backups, but you can use SnapShooter or the API to create daily snapshots of your Droplets.
How do I recover a deleted Droplet?
You can recover your Droplet if you have taken a snapshot of the Droplet or signed up for automated backups.
Can I change my Droplet's backup schedule and frequency?
Backup schedules and frequency cannot be changed, but you can use Snapshots to backup a Droplet at anytime.
How can I destroy my Droplets while maintaining my backups?
Destroying a Droplet destroys the backups along with it. You’ll want to preserve your backups first.
Can I download a backup or snapshot?
You cannot currently download DigitalOcean backups or snapshots, but you can use third-party tools to save your data locally.
How do I manually back up my Droplet?
You can manually back up a Droplet using DigitalOcean snapshots or backups or, alternatively, using a third-party tool like rsync or SFTP.
How do I transfer a Droplet to another user?
You can transfer snapshots of Droplets to other users by email address.
How long will my backup or snapshot take to complete?
Creating a backup or snapshot takes roughly 2 minutes per GB of used space.
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