Droplet backups are scheduled on a weekly basis and are retained for four weeks. Currently, it is not possible to change the frequency of backups or manually initiate them.
While you cannot change the frequency of Droplet backups, you can create a snapshot of your Droplet at anytime using the control panel or the
snapshot action via the Droplet actions API endpoint. Snapshots create an image of your Droplet that you can use to create new Droplets from. For example, if you create a snapshot of your Droplet at 11:00 AM on Monday, you can create new Droplets from that snapshot and each one will be a near identical copy of the original Droplet at the state it was in at 11:00 AM on Monday.