Question

If I take a snapshot, what would be its size?

  • Posted on September 17, 2014
  • GeraldAsked by Gerald

From your article, I quote:

“The price for snapshots will be $0.02 per GB of snapshot storage per month.”

Let’s say my droplet has 40GB capacity and my total disk usage is 10GB, what constitutes the snapshot size? 40GB or 10GB?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

You will be charged only for the used space and not the entire disk image. We are not currently charging for snapshots. We just mention the price in order for people to not be surprised when that day comes. Before then, we will make it much more clear and display the usage size of the snapshot.