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Information about backups

Posted May 4, 2021 158 views
Backups

Hi, good morning

You need to know the following about the backups made:

  • Servers name
  • Frequency with which copies are made
  • Job Retention (days)
  • File Retention (days)
  • Vol Retention (days)
  • Max. Vols
  • FileSets
  • Location

Best regards and thank you very much
Ariel

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Hi @accountsCrab,

In DigitalOcean there are two types of backups - backups and snapshots.

Backups are automatically-created disk images of Droplets. Enabling backups for Droplets enables system-level backups at weekly intervals, which provides a way to revert to an older state or create new Droplets

Snapshots are on-demand disk images of DigitalOcean Droplets and volumes saved to your account. Use them to create new Droplets and volumes with the same contents.

You can learn more about backups here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/backups/

And here is the space about snapshots:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/

The first point you’ve added - Servers name, I’m not sure I understand? The backups are created from your Droplet, so you should be able to see it under the Droplet.

  • Frequency with which copies are made - Backups are being made once per week
  • Job Retention (days) - Backups are taken once per week, and each backup is retained for four weeks
  • File Retention (days) - Backups are taken once per week, and each backup is retained for four weeks
  • Vol Retention (days) - Backups are taken once per week, and each backup is retained for four weeks
  • Max. Vols - Since backups are taken once per week and kept for 4 weeks, Maximum backups are to be 4.

Regards,
KFSys