Backup your Droplets more frequently than DigitalOceans Backup Solution
Weekly backups are often not enough assurance that your data is safe, with your projects constantly making changes. This is the reason SnapShooter was born to allow far more frequent backups
We support up to hourly backups of your droplets and volumes. We support taking backups every 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 and 24 hours. Giving you a full range of optionsStart Your Free 14-Day Trial
DigitalOcean's own backups run once per week, not daily nor hourly. Without frequent backups you run the risk of losing all your data for as much as 7 days.
Imagine the impact on your business of losing a whole week of your website's history.
You could miss out on vital leads from your customers, lose order information or client data.
Avoid the nightmare of critical data loss. Enable backups on your own schedule today using Snapshooter.
It's simple to get started. Simply connect your account, then choose whether to backup every hour or every day. We'll make sure your backups run like clockwork, so you're never out of date.
Start backup up your Droplets today, and have one less thing to worry about and one more safety net
No, DigitalOcean does not currently support daily backups, there current backup service only allows weekly backups, there is no support for scheduled backing up volumes!
If you want the peace of mind that comes from daily or hourly backups, you need a tool like Snapshooter. We're dedicated to keeping your data safe, with a simple set and forget solution.
Unlike DigitalOcean, we can take care of backing up your volumes too, so you know your data is safe wherever you keep it. Start backing up your droplets for as little as $19/mo - or totally free if you only have 1 droplet to secure!
DigitalOcean uses a snapshot based system that creates a point-in-time backup of the current state of your Droplet. The system can work without powering down the droplet and provides a system level backup
DigitalOcean call there snapshots crash-consistent backups meaning the system captures all data on the disk in exactly the state it was at a single point of time (requested snapshot time), meaning your data will be in a consistent state.
You do have to remember it only backup data writes to disk at the time, any pending disk writes in memory for example will not be included.
The host machine makes a SnapShot of the guest VM (your droplet) using the copy-on-write implementation, once completed the snapshot is sat on the Host machine and transferred to off server storage within DigitalOcean data-center. The copying off the host machine can be the slowest part depending on how busy your Host machine is and current loads.
You can make backups of your droplets in any DigitalOcean region, see out supported DigitalOcean regions to see full support, including region snapshot transfer support.
For a full guide on how to setup your SnapShooter account with daily droplet backups see our documentation