How long are automatic backups kept?

  • Posted October 4, 2014

Hi guys,

maybe I am blind or something, but I am unable to find an answer to an important question. I just started off with my first DigitalOcean droplet and am quite excited so far.

To the question: How long (how many days) are the automatic backups I am getting kept?

And as a followup question it would also be interesting: Can I configure that somewhere?

Thanks in advance! Cheers


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Backups are billed at a rate of 20% of the Droplet’s base rate. So a $5 Droplet could enable backups for an additional $1. The number of backups kept is not configurable. A new one is taken about every three to seven days, and seven backups are kept on file at a time. If you need finer grained control, you can use snapshots.