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Droplets backups storage location

Posted March 16, 2021 306 views
Backups

Hi,
after the recent OVH events, I’d like to know where Digital Ocean stores the droplets backups.
Are they in a different datacenter?
Thank you in advance.

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Hello @ceo287837

Full disclosure I am the founder of a backup company that specialises in DigitalOcean Backups.

DigitalOcean weekly backups are not stored in another region, you can see this if you want to restore a backup to a droplet in a second region.

With snapshots, the story is the same, however, when they are finished you are free to transfer them to a second region. https://i.imgur.com/xEqIKjy.png

The plug: At SnapShooter we enable customers to have a copy of there snapshots moved to a second region once the backup completes. Learn More about DigitalOcean Cross-region snapshots

TLDR: No DigitalOcean does not offer this automatically unless you tell them to.

Regards

Simon
Founder and CEO - SnapShooter DigitalOcean Backups