Is it possible to save a snapshot to external media?

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Is it possible to save a snapshot to external media?

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Hello @sssggg62

It is not possible to export DigitalOcean native backups. See our article on this Can you download DigitalOcean Snapshots?

Full disclosure I am the founder on SnapShooter a backup service build for DigitalOcean customers and we got this requirement a-lot from customers.

The only way to get the data off the server is directly from the server to the location you want.

From a local machine you could rsync/tar it over SSH. Or you could get the server to wrap up the contents and send it to a service like AWS s3 or spaces. This is what we do for customers.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions about snapshots.


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