Protect your data in select data centers with daily, automated backups of your Droplets. Designed for simplicity, DigitalOcean Backups can be configured for the times that work best for you and your business.
Back up your critical workloads every day* to help you serve your customers without disruption, innovate without worrying, and address compliance needs better.
Incremental backups and quick recovery—plus simple set up, management, and monitoring- mean less time spent on backup management
Our new backup storage infrastructure uses incremental backup technology to quickly backup only what you change.
Pick any four-hour window for your backups to be taken—you can always recover your Droplet along with any files, applications, or databases running on top of it.
*Daily Droplet backups are currently available in NYC1, NYC3, SFO3, and AMS3. Availability in more data centers is coming soon.
DigitalOcean Backups are automatically-created disk images of our virtual machines called Droplets. Turning backups on for Droplets enables automatic, system-level backups at daily* or weekly intervals, which provide a way to revert to an older state or create new Droplets from a backup.
Backups and snapshots are both disk images of Droplets. Backups are taken automatically daily or weekly and can be retained for seven days or four weeks respectively. Snapshots are taken manually and retained until you choose to delete them. If you want to keep a backup indefinitely, you can convert it to a snapshot.