Who has a digital ocean disaster recovery plan?

April 11, 2014 1.3k views
Besides backups of the digital ocean droplets, and backing up data separately off-site -- what have people designed in terms of a DR plan? Automatic backups are only available in the site they were created and only snapshots can be transferred to different regions. Has anyone designed some system of API calls to convert their backups to snapshots and make them available in another region? Our current plan outside of DO would just be to spin up new servers in AWS, or have these spun up and waiting. Has anyone seen any developments on DO making the droplets available for exporting? Radically different ideas?
2 Answers
We have an article on choosing an effective backup solution: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-choose-an-effective-backup-strategy-for-your-vps.

You can also use a configuration management tool such as SaltStack, Chef, Puppet, or Ansible to manage your infrastructure and easily deploy new instances in the case of your droplet going down. Our articles on Configuration Management might help.

We do not support downloading droplet filesystem images so unfortunately you cannot export your droplet.
by Justin Ellingwood
When dealing with any kind of important data, it is essential that you implement a backup scheme. There are many different ways to back up data on a VPS. In this guide, we will discuss some ways that you can backup your data and discuss the merits of the different options.
  • Hello,

    So DigitalOcean dosen't offer any Disaster Recovery plan, on other hand you propose 3 parties solutions.
    Could you please detail your SLA agreement related to the data.

    Thank you.

I'm an IT Director for Premier Pools & Spas. We're also interested in getting a disaster recovery plan in place as we've had several instances where our server has gone down, and we've had to snapshot, destroy our server and recreate on a bigger droplet. Needless to say we had some downtime and having some sort of DR plan in place would have been beneficial.

While our server is stable, I need to implement a DR plan. I'm not familiar with SaltStack or any of the other config management tools you recommended to sysadmin176297.

Is there a tutorial video or any documentation you could point me to in implementing these tools on our own server. I'd like to have another instance of our site ready and waiting to deploy.

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