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Droplet and Volume Daily Backups

Sometimes weekly backups are not enough, marry SnapShooter with your DigitalOcean account and unlock up to hourly backups.

  • Daily to Hourly Droplet Backups

  • Daily to Hourly Volume Backups

Droplet and Volume Daily Backups

Cross Region Replication

Don't keep all your Snapshots just in the region that your servers was located; our replication feature allows you to select a second data center for your Droplet snapshots to be transferred to after we have made a backup.

  • Restore your Droplets easily in a second region

  • Protect against DigitalOcean regional outages

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FAQs

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How do you backup your Droplet Daily?

DigitalOcean uses a snapshot based system that creates a point-in-time backup of the current state of your Droplet. The system can work without powering down the droplet and provides a system level backup. DigitalOcean call their snapshots crash-consistent backups meaning the system captures all data on the disk in exactly the state it was at a single point of time (requested snapshot time), meaning your data will be in a consistent state. You do have to remember it only backup data writes to disk at the time, any pending disk writes in memory for example, will not be included. The host machine makes a SnapShot of the guest VM (your droplet) using the copy-on-write implementation, once completed the snapshot is sat on the Host machine and transferred to off-server storage within the DigitalOcean data-center. The copying of the host machine can be the slowest part depending on how busy your host machine is and current loads.

What are DigitalOcean Snapshots?

DigitalOcean SnapShot backups are a way to perform a backup yourself of your droplet or volume. You can have as many as you want and you just pay the simple storage fee of $0.05 per GB per month. This enables you to backup your Droplets and Volumes frequently however you then need to manage this yourself. This is where SnapShooter comes in, we use the DigitalOcean SnapShot process to take Digital ocean backups and then manage the backups lifecycle. We can even transfer them to a second region automatically if required

What regions can you make DigitalOcean Snapshots in?

You can make backups of your droplets in any DigitalOcean region. We can also copy your snapshot to a second region if required.

We use Snapshooter for managing our DigitalOcean backups. The service is robust, easy to use, and gives us full control of our backup schedules.

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