Automatic Backups - How many copies are saved?

Posted March 17, 2013 5.3k views
Some questions about automatic backups: 1. It's the same as snapshot, but without shutting down the server? 2. How many copies are saved? One for daily? Another for Weekly? Another Monthly? My previous hosting saved weekly and monthly copies (2 copies). Thank you.

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1. That is correct.

2. We only save one daily and one for the week and the month.

@raiyu can we know when is daily backup triggered ?

so that's 3 total? These are VM snapshots?
From what I gather, the backups are done when the system gets around to doing it, there is no fixed time.

I would like to know what is the difference between a snapshot (that requires a shutdown) and a backup (that doesn't) - why does a snapshot require a shutdown?
@bruno: I'm not sure I understand what you mean, are you asking why does a snapshot require the droplet to be powered off?