Is the physical location (datacenter) of backups the same as the droplet?

Posted April 30, 2020 597 views

What is the physical location of droplet backups? Are they kept in the same datacenter?

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Hi there @collimarco,

As described in the answer here, backups and snapshots are initially stored on a NAS device in the same datacenter as the droplet. This is physically separate from the hypervisor that the droplet is running on. It is then encrypted and copied up to Amazon Glacier in order to be backed up off premise.

Hope that this helps!

  • Thank you!

    For how long the backup is kept only on the NAS (i.e. not copied to AWS)? Just some hours before processing or for some weeks for example?