Images

DigitalOcean provides a variety of images that you can use to create Droplets, like Linux and FreeBSD distributions, container distributions, and 1-Click Applications.

In addition, you can take snapshots for on-demand disk images of Droplets and volumes, enable backups for automatic weekly Droplet images, and upload custom images to create Droplets with other operating systems or pre-packaged libraries. You can manage the images you create or upload to your account in the Images section of the control panel.

Create snapshots to save on-demand copies of DigitalOcean Droplets or volumes to your account. Use snapshots to create new Droplets and volumes with the same contents.
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Enable backups to automatically create system-level disk images of Droplets on a weekly schedule with no configuration required.
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Upload custom images to use guest operating systems and pre-packaged libraries on DigitalOcean Droplets.
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Latest Updates

26 May 2020

28 April 2020

  • Fedora 32 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

23 April 2020

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS base image is now available in the control panel and via the API.

11 March 2020

  • Users can now upload custom images using FTP URLs.

  • Debian 10.3 and 9.12 base images are now available in the control panel and via the API.

For more information, see the full release notes.