Is there something wrong with the DO ticket/support systems?

I have submitted a request for the “Recovery Environment” to fetch db backups I prepared. Normally response time of DO is acceptable. However this time I couldn’t even be sure that support team is getting my messages. Is something wrong with the support system?

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.


In my experience, the delay depends on the actual issue. In most cases they will simply disable the networking for the Droplet and force you to login using Console via the DigitalOcean control panel.

In other cases, there may be more to the issue which causes a delay. It’s hard to tell without the exact reasoning.

48 hours is an acceptable time in normal conditions. But when my droplet is closed due to security reasons I think there should be another support process here. DO should either give community, self service capabilities to retrieve their critical data or put in place a separate support process. Our service is critically damaged because of this reason. Something that can be solved in 1 hour just became 2 days… This is not how SW market works anymore.

Unless it’s been over 48 hours, no, there’s nothing wrong with it.