Does DigitalOcean preserve snapshots of deleted droplets?

If I create a snapshot from a given instance and delete the instance, will the snapshot still be available in the Images section of my DigitalOcean account?

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Hello all,

Yes, DigitalOcean does have snapshots of deleted Droplets but for a very short time. It also keeps some rare backups of your Droplets from time to time even if you don’t have ones.

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Yes, however, backups will be destroyed shortly after the droplet is destroyed.