what does it mean to create droplets for backups and spapshots

does it mean im deploying the same thing i backed up but in other state? isnt that impractical? or whats the purpose?

imagine i did a backup of a perforce server, if i did a droplet for that backup what wopuld happen? would i revert to that version?


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August 31, 2023

Hello, @mrping01

Taking a backup and deploying a droplet from that backup essentially means that you’re creating a replica of the state of your server at the point of backup. This can be useful in various situations. For example, you may want to create a testing environment that exactly matches your production server or recover from a significant error.

If you took a backup of a Perforce server and then create a new droplet from that backup, your new droplet would mirror the state of your Perforce server at the time of the backup. Any changes made after the backup would not be reflected in the new droplet.

For more information about backups and how they work, visit our Backups Documentation.

Hope that this helps!

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August 31, 2023

Hey @mrping01,

I’m not sure I understand you entierly what you mean but here is my take. When creating backups/snapshots, you can either restore it on the same Droplet or on another. This is like a disaster recovery. Imagine you made a fatal error to your application, restoring the information from a snapshost will yes return the state of the Droplet of when you made the backup but your app will be working.

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