most optimal (costs) to keep droplet


I expect that this question was already ask… I have a working droplet for about a year, unfortunately I need to pause my activity on my project for ~6 months. I know that I can pay for that 6 months or I can destroy droplet and create a new one in some time but I don’t want to lose all settings and configurations…Was is the optimal in case of cost way to turn off droplet but keep some backup which can be restored in some time…

thanks Pawel


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I think that what you could do here is to create a snapshot of your droplet and delete the droplet.

Then whenever you need to resume your project, you can just create a new droplet from the snapshot that you’ve created.

The main downside is that your droplet IP would change.

The cost of the snapshot storage is $0.05 per gigabyte per month.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby