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Can I use my backup after I destroy droplet ?

Posted September 11, 2020 133 views
Backups

Can I use my backup after I destroy droplet ?
I need to know if I destroy will my backup delete too ?

thank you

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KFSys September 11, 2020
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Hi @afumagic3,

Destroying a droplet does not remove it’s snapshots unless specifically set to. Basically, you can delete your droplet without any worries of your snapshots disappearing.

Having said that, please note that after you delete the droplet, the only way to get to the snapshot would be from the Images tab on your left side of the screen.

Regards,
KFSys

Hello,

Once the Droplet is destroyed, all the data on it will be purged and deleted from our platform. Really sorry for the issue. We absolutely will not have any copy of your information or data with us. You can enable Snapshots going forward and this could help you in these kind of cases.

Backups are always associated with the Droplet, the moment you destroy the Droplet, backups will also be removed and purged. Snapshots work opposite, they will still be on your account even after the Droplet is removed.

Refer to below links:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/

Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

Regards,
Sri Charan Madhavapeddi

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