Question

Backup restore files only?

Posted January 25, 2016 2.4k views
Backups

Hey,

I’m wondering if it is possible to restore files only and not database from the backup solution from digitalocean?

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Hey there,

The current backups are taken at the disk level. To see the individual files you would have to create a new Droplet and in the ‘Choose an image’ section of the create process, switch to the Backups tab and select the backup you wish to restore. After the Droplet is created, you can retrieve the data and files needed and destroy the newly created Droplet. If the creation, data retrieval, and destruction is done in a short time span, you would only be paying for the hourly rate of the Droplet.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn
Platform Support Specialist
DigitalOcean

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