Do automated backups require the droplet to be shutdown?

  • Posted August 11, 2012

I have some services running on my droplet (eg. a teamspeak server), which need to be available 24/7. I noticed before when I took a manual snapshot earlier that the server was shutdown for almost 10 minutes while the snapshot was performed, is this also the case for the automated backups?


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Awesome! Glad to hear that’s being worked on as it’s a deal breaker for me. For now I’ll just manually back up to make sure there isn’t a reboot at a bad time. <br> <br>Also, is there any chance in the future we might be able to customise the time the automated backups run? Being able to pick a say a time period of an hour or two for the backups to run in would be useful as non-peak hours in the us for instance could still be busy times for a site catering to non-us users.

Automated backups do not require the server to go down.

We’re in the process of rolling out LVM based hypervisors which do not require a reboot for either the snapshot or backup to be processed. <br> <br>They are available right now on some of the larger size droplet sizes.