does it cost more to have a snapshot on multiple regions

January 21, 2017 531 views
DigitalOcean

Is there anyway to remove from one region if it is on multiple regions and it does cost?

3 Answers
jtittle1 January 21, 2017
Accepted Answer

@Coolfeather2

Snapshots are billed according to the amount of disk space they consume at a rate of $0.05/GB. So if your Snapshot is 2GB and you have it in 2 regions, you'd be using 4GB which would cost $0.20.

As far as removing it from a specific region, from what I can see, this is not possible (at the time of this reply).

According to the following guide:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-migrate-digitalocean-droplets-using-snapshots#step-2-—-adding-the-snapshot-to-new-region-(optional)

"There is no additional charge to have a snaphot in multiple regions"

If you are interested in migrating your data between DigitalOcean datacenters, you can do so easily by transferring a snapshot of the Droplet between regions from the images page in the DigitalOcean control panel.
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