Project your DigitalOcean Discourse Droplet from data lose with bullet proof backups
There are many reasons why you will be thankful you backed up your Discourse community. Even for small issues, its a relieve you can just restore a snapshot and get back to business.
Discourse has a backup feature built in, but unless you go though the trouble of configuring S3 storage your backups are just stored on local disk. This is not ideal and DigitalOcean snapshots can save the day by having a replicate outside of the droplet (but still within DigitalOcean)
Snapshots are a fast and easy way to recover a droplet to a previous state. They require almost no planing for the restore process, where if your restoring a custom backup solution you need to have a tested process of recovery
Install Discourse on DigitalOcean, the process can be be made simple by using Digital Oceans one-click install and deploy system.
Once your Discourse droplet is setup is a perfect time to login to SnapShooter and activate backups on your Droplet.