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How do I download a complete image of my droplet VM?

Posted June 30, 2021 119 views
MySQL

I have a droplet that is used for teaching a course. The university will no longer reimburse me for using DigitalOcean. Is there a way to download the VM so I don’t have to rebuild and reconfigure the server?

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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

by Pablo Carranza
This article will teach you how to use Filezilla to transfer and manage files securely on your VPS.

I had used sftp for backup. SFTP has certain limitations when it comes to full scale backup of the registered files, but nonetheless, it can get the job done.