How to work with Digital Ocean backups and snapshots?

  • Posted August 12, 2014

Good day.

  1. How I can deploy DO snapshot/backup to local computer?
  2. I have linux server outside DO, how I can transfer it to DO?
  3. In accordance with Terms of Service Agreement you have no responsibility to preserve Data. For me data is critical, so I consider to use DO backups. What chance that all my DO backups will lost in one day? Is there any guarantee? From this point of view, is there any difference with snapshots?
  4. Can I save DO snapshots/backups to my local computer for backup purpose?
  5. How often DO backups are made? Can I change periodicity? For example set to one day, one hour, etc.

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  1. You can’t.
  2. You’ll have to migrate it using SSH
  3. If your data is critical, you should have off-site backups
  4. See 1 & 3
  5. At least once a week