Can I change my Droplet's backup schedule and frequency?

No, backup schedules cannot be changed. Once you enable backups for a Droplet, we automatically assign it a backup schedule that can’t be altered. However, you can backup your Droplet at anytime using snapshots and can automate the taking of snapshots using a script that interacts with the DigitalOcean API.

Snapshots create an image of the Droplet the same way a backup does, but snapshots persist on your account even if the Droplet is destroyed. You can create a new Droplet from a snapshot at anytime.

You can recover your Droplet if you have taken a snapshot of the Droplet or signed up for automated backups.
Destroying a Droplet destroys the backups along with it. You’ll want to preserve your backups first.
You cannot currently download DigitalOcean backups or snapshots, but you can use third-party tools to save your data locally.