How can I destroy my Droplets while maintaining my backups?

Our automated backup service is an add-on product to our Droplets. When a Droplet is destroyed, the automated backups remain for four weeks after creation and then expire.

To save your backups for longer than four weeks, you can convert them into snapshots. You can also take a snapshot immediately prior to destroying your Droplet for a more up-to-date snapshot.

You cannot downsize a Droplet from a snapshot. Data is not always stored sequentially in memory, so reducing the size of a disk can result in data loss or corruption.
You can recover your Droplet if you have taken a snapshot of the Droplet or signed up for automated backups.
Yes, you can choose between daily and weekly backups and customize the backup window.