Are Droplets redundants?


I want to setup a self hosted BitWarden solution. Recommended in official documentation, I looked at DigitalOcean’s Droplets.

As a password manager is a massively important service, I would like to know if any saves and / or recoveries are made on DigitalOcean’s side in case of anything happening to the data center. We’ve seen what happened to OVH servers in Strasbourg so it can happen to anyone really.

So, will I have to reset all my passwords saved on BitWarden if my Droplet’s data center has an issue? Where are stored backups when choosing this option?

Thanks! Louis

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March 24, 2023

Hello @feldmarl

I’ll always recommend taking backups/snapshots of your droplet just to be on the safe side if anything goes wrong. You can also perform local backups using tools like scp or rsync to copy the data to local or third-party storage as well.

As for the backups, they’re taken once per week, and each backup is retained for four weeks. We store backups in the same data center as the corresponding Droplet. A similar question was aksed here:

More information on infrastructure security can be found here:

Most specifically I would note the Data Security and Compliance pages.


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