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automated backups

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What is the best way to set up automated backups for my DigitalOcean Droplet?


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KFSys
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June 20, 2024

Heya @4caebad5a7314bc6a148c78d5fd7bb,

What you can use is the DigitalOcean’s backup products.

There are two that might match what you need - https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/backups/. Thse Backups are automatically-created disk images of Droplets. Enabling backups for Droplets enables system-level backups at weekly or daily intervals, which provides a way to revert to an older state or create new Droplets.

More information there:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/daily-digitalocean-backups-snapshooter

alexdo
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June 20, 2024

Heya, @4caebad5a7314bc6a148c78d5fd7bb

You can also check this article to explore the available options to backup your droplet. There are several options which you can choose acording to your needs and desire.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/support/how-do-i-manually-back-up-my-droplet/

Hope that this helps!

Bobby Iliev
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June 19, 2024

Hi there,

What I could suggest here is to just use the out of the box backup solution that DigitalOcean offers as you will not have to do any configuration or maintenance and you can enable it with a single click.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/backups/how-to/enable

Hope that this helps!

- Bobby

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