Snapshot Overview

Plans and Pricing

Snapshots are charged at a rate of $0.05/GB per month. Pricing is based on the size of the snapshot, not the size of the filesystem being saved.

There is no additional charge for making a snapshot available in multiple regions.

Regional Availability

Snapshots are available for all Droplets and Block Storage volumes across all regions.


  • Retention: Snapshots are retained indefinitely until manually deleted.

Snapshots are independent from the Droplets used to create them. If you delete a Droplet without removing a snapshot based on it, that snapshot will still be accessible on the Images page in the Snapshots tab, and you will still be billed for it.


  • Creating a Snapshot of a Droplet does not capture Block Storage Volumes attached to the droplet. However, you can create Snapshots of Block Storage Volumes separately.
  • Snapshots of Block Storage volumes cannot be moved between regions or transferred to a different DigitalOcean account.
  • You can store up to 25 snapshots of a given volume at once. Delete old snapshots to make room for new ones.
  • For each volume you can create a maximum of one snapshot every 10 minutes.