[ASK] Delete droplet will delete snapshot too?

Posted May 27, 2019 2.9k views
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If I destroy my droplet, will it delete snapshot too?

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Hey there!

Snapshots are independent from Droplets. Once you’ve taken a Snapshot, it exists on its own and will not be destroyed if you destroy the Droplet. Keep in mind that if you want to use the Snapshot, you won’t be able to use the “Restore” option from the Snapshot menu, as there won’t be a Droplet to restore, and you can instead create a new Droplet, selecting the Snapshot at creation time.

Hope that helps! :)

  • Hi,

    Thank you for the reply.

    Ah, so it is safe to delete droplet then. I want to deploy a new droplet with slightly high resources and use my existing snapshot. It is good to know that is save.:)

    Thank you, @mbarton

The same way can I delete an snapshot previously restored without erase data in a Droplet, right?