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Droplet backup is not destroyed with server

  • Posted February 13, 2013

I destroyed my server, however the backups still remain. This is contradicting what it says when destroying a server: “This is irreversible. We will destroy your droplet and all associated backups.” Will the backup be deleted eventually, or is this a bug?

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@erelsgl: An image can be either a snapshot or a backup, but the reverse is not true. <br> <br>I hope that clears it up :]

In the Droplet control panel, under the “backups” tab, the text talks about “automatic snapshots”. This gives the impression that “backups” and “snapshots” are the same thing. I think you should fix this because this is a potential source of confusion. <br> <br>Another source of confusion is, when creating a new droplet, there is no option to “create from snapshot” - there is only an option to “create from image”, i.e., the word “image” is used instead of “snapshot”. Consistent terminology will make life easier for all of us :)

Snapshots are saved indefinitely— backups, as ryan mentioned, are kept for a short time afterward in case the server destroy was a mistake.

I believe the backup’s and screenshots are saved indefinitely in case the user wants to use them in the future.

Backups remain for a temporary amount of time in case the user wants to recreate the server