Daily, incremental backups to keep you moving confidently

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.

Rest easy with frequent backups

Back up your critical workloads every day* to help you serve your customers without disruption, innovate without worrying, and address compliance needs better.

Reduce time and effort with fully-automated backups that just work

Incremental backups and quick recovery—plus simple set up, management, and monitoring- mean less time spent on backup management

Configure backups to suit your business needs

Run your backups at a time of your choice with configurable backup windows. Seven copies of daily backups provide you enhanced backup coverage.

Key features

Backups as frequently as every day*

Back up your Droplets every day to get maximum protection for your critical workloads. We'll automatically retain the seven most recent daily backup copies for you. We also offer weekly Droplet backups that are retained for four weeks

Quick backups with modern storage infrastructure

Our new backup storage infrastructure uses incremental backup technology to quickly backup only what you change.

Configurable backup windows

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 in Early Availability in NYC1, NYC3, AMS3, SFO2, SFO3, SGP1, TOR1, and SYD1. Availability in more data centers is coming soon.


FrequencyNo. of backupsRetentionPrice
Daily77 days30% of Droplet costGet Started
Weekly44 weeks20% of Droplet costGet Started

See how easy it is to set up DigitalOcean Backups

Boost your data protection strategy with on-demand snapshots of Droplets.

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Daily Droplet backups are now available in the following regions.

  • NYC1New York City, USALive
  • NYC3New York City, USALive
  • AMS3Amsterdam, NetherlandsLive
  • SFO2San Francisco, USALive
  • SFO3San Francisco, USALive
  • SGP1Singapore, AsiaLive
  • LON1London, UK
  • FRA1Frankfurt, Germany
  • TOR1Toronto, CanadaLive
  • BLR1Bangalore, India
  • SYD1Sydney, AustraliaLive

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Frequently asked questions

What are DigitalOcean Backups?

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.

Are backups full, differential, or incremental?
Droplet backups are incremental. The first backup of the Droplet after turning backups on is a full backup. Thereafter, every backup is incremental, which makes backups incredibly fast.
How are Backups different from snapshots?

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.

Can I back up data stored in DigitalOcean products other than Droplets?
Check out DigitalOcean Volumes to learn more about snapshots for our block storage product. Managed Databases offer free, daily backups of the databases DigitalOcean manages for you. You can also use SnapShooter for a unified, multi-cloud backup management system which combines backups for servers, volumes, files, Kubernetes clusters, files, apps and databases with flexible retention policies.

Still have questions?

Have a complex setup or additional questions around pricing? Contact our sales team to get more information on DigitalOcean pricing.

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* This promotional offer applies to new accounts only.