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How to know managed postgres backups location ?

Posted October 5, 2021 78 views
BackupsHigh AvailabilityDigitalOcean Managed PostgreSQL Database

Hi,

I am relying on Digital Ocean managed Postgres database for my company.

My database is hosted in Frankfurt. I activated automatic backups for my database. Is there a way to know where the backups are located (London, Amsterdam ?).

Thanks,

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Hi @adrilef,

Backups and snapshots are initially stored on a NAS device in the same data center as the droplet. This is physically separate from the hypervisor that the droplet is running on. It is then encrypted and copied up to Amazon Glacier in order to be backed up off-premise.

Here is a similar question where this discussion was started at 2014 and there are comments that confirm this as close as last year :

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/backups-are-enabled-but-where-are-they-stored