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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If your intent is to backup a remote computer’s HDD A via SSH to a single file that’s on your local computer’s HDD, you could do one of the following…

run from local computer

$ ssh user@remote "dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -1 -" | dd of=image.gz

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

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