I have destroyed my droplet and i don't have a backup plan, does digital ocean has a backup restore?

Hi, i have destroyed my droplet and i don’t have a backup plan or snapshot, is there a way to restore the droplet?


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No, DigitalOcean cannot and does not provide a backup plan for droplets as due to the nature of how the their infrastructure works. It would be a sys-admins nightmare!

Backup plans are available to the end-user, yourself to setup and configure. You can create your own using space, volume storage, or the built in droplet snapshots/backup feature.

However this is up to yourself to do.

For example, one project I have running in one droplet is a website that has a cron triggered bash script that drops the database and copies the files of a site to a mounted volume daily. Additionally I am using the DigitalOcean snapshot/backup feature for the server to take a weekly snapshot.

Here is a great start to help with a backup strategy.