Digital Ocean Droplet back-up and snapshots - location


I have a droplet that is back-up weekly and also has several snapshots. The droplets are in the NYC location only. Are the back-ups and snapshots available even if the NYC Region were to go down for any reason ?

Are they physically stored elsewhere ?



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Hi @redsmeg68,

By default, a Droplet snapshot is only available in the region where it was created. If you want to use a snapshot to create Droplets in other regions, you need to add the snapshot to those regions first. It doesn’t cost more to add a snapshot to more regions.

To add a Droplet snapshot to another region, click the source Droplet’s name. On the Droplet’s detail page, click Snapshots in the left menu. Open the snapshot’s More menu and click Add to region to open the Snapshot availability window.

As for Backups, they are available for all Droplets across all regions.

Regards, KFSys