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Downloading Snapshots to local computer

  • Posted December 17, 2014

Can I download a Snapshot to my local computer?

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Hello,

Unfortunately, you cannot currently download DigitalOcean backups or snapshots.

As an alternative, you can back up data locally using third-party tools like rsync or SFTP.

It is currently one of the most popular user suggestions on the DigitalOcean Ideas board, you can vote for this feature at https://ideas.digitalocean.com/ideas/DO-I-2423

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

While it wouldn’t necessarily result in corrupted data, there would be inconsistencies in the destination file if writes were occurring during the dd.

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/132797/how-to-dd-a-remote-disk-using-ssh-on-local-machine-and-save-to-a-local-disk

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

No.