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Downloading snapshots into local machines

The text below was posted on March 18, 2013. I am pretty sure Digital Ocean has created a way to download snapshot in a local machine at this point. I would like to receive a step by step tutorial do do this procedure. Thank you very much.

“2. Snapshot and Backup Downloads Customers have already been requesting that we provide a way for them to directly download their snapshots and backups so they can store them locally and allow for data portability. We will be implementing this as soon as possible. While this may seem like a trivial item to add, the complexity in rolling out this feature is to ensure security in the rollout because data will need to be made available from the backend NAS systems (which are completely off of the public network currently).”

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cough update please.

cough update please.

I’m also waiting on the answer to this question…

I’m also waiting on the answer to this question…

I’m also waiting on the answer to this question…

Any news on this?

Any news on this?

Yes!!! This is what I am waiting for :)

Yes!!! This is what I am waiting for :)

Yes!!! This is what I am waiting for :)


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Issue is now 5 years old … and its gone from “This is hard, because security” through to “no, we are not going to do it, ever.”.

Adding a “User Vote” page to get feedback - get a lot of feedback - ignore feedback - remove “User Vote” page.

I can see that this is good for DO, but not that good for users. I can see where DO is coming from in a way … you can see their point of view quite clearly if you make the assumption that users don’t know what they are doing, and need to be “protected” from themselves.

Ah well, solution is pretty simple

  1. migrate droplets to a more techy-friendly environment that doesn’t treat users like kindergarten subjects.
  2. delete droplets
  3. close account

This makes no sense…if someone hack the account and destroy all your backups there is no way to recover it. I don’t know why they don’t have this simple option to download the backups just for extra security.

Anyone downloaded a droplet and installed on his local server, kinda a clone environment for testing?

Same here… moving on because of the shift in policy on snapshots and the inability to download them to our own storage. Also feeling like the new block storage pricing is a missed opportunity. To price it so highly means it can’t fulfill our needs, which is affordable local-to-the-droplet storage.

Will this policy change with the new snapshot policy of having to pay to store them?

Will this policy change with the new snapshot policy of having to pay to store them?

Will this policy change with the new snapshot policy of having to pay to store them?

Will this policy change with the new snapshot policy of having to pay to store them?

Will this policy change with the new snapshot policy of having to pay to store them?

Will this policy change with the new snapshot policy of having to pay to store them?