DO Ideas 2

Backups Daily instead of Weekly

Automatic weekly backups seem a bit far between, daily backups would be better. Especially for droplets holding data.

  • Jason
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    We'd like to offer this starting Q2/Q3 so updating the status to gathering feedback.
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  • DeanLJ commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    Once I launch my SaaS ( I'll be using for managing my backups as i'll be needing finer grained control.

  • Alex commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    3 votes!
    Many clients ask us about daily backups
    monthly retention
    weekly backups is for lower importance projects!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    3 Votes! + please allow (daily) backups block storage volumes as well.

  • Joel DeTeves commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    +3 votes added, would pay extra for this. FYI GoDaddy includes 7 daily backups for websites residing on their Deluxe Linux Hosting package - although Digital Ocean is obviously far superior to shared hosting.

    Also, it would be great if you could set retention - i.e. overwrite backups after a certain number of days, paying more for increased retention.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    I would be very interested in daily backups rather than weekly. We can't really afford to lose a week of data. A day at least is more manageable.

  • Ronald Ketterling commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    Definitely interested. We have our scripts doing nightly and then copying to spaces. Nice to have it happen automatically.

  • mike commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    I also think that a daily backup is useful. Maybe keep the last 5 days and 3 weekly backups.

  • Hannes commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    Definitely agree that at least one backup should be daily, and the rest ones weekly. Similar to Linode's model. That would make much more sense.

    It would be even better if you could set the times when the backups are made yourself. Then you could choose how many you'd like to use for daily and weekly backup, and during what hours they're made (and what day, in case of weekly) .

  • Yanik Proulx commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    I love every part of DO... except no daily backup, which is why I keep using Linode.

  • Andy Heathershaw commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    A daily snapshot option would be much more beneficial, even though I have Crashplan backing up my critical data. Crashplan can't restore an entire server from nothing (it needs a base OS installed and configured) therefore in a disaster scenario, recovering to the previous daily snapshot would be a good starting point, then I could use Crashplan to bring it up-to-date.

    Drawing comparisons to Linode - they charge 25% of the server price for daily backups and keep 4 slots - the previous daily backup, a 2-7 day old backup, and an 8-14 day old backup. The last slot is a manual backup you can do at any time.

    DO reportedly keep 4 weekly backups so if they offered a daily service with 4 slots (last 2 successful daily, last successful weekly, last successful monthly), I don't see this could be any more costly than it is now.

  • Ben Yanke commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    Mihai Moale

    I don't disagree that daily backups should be available (for a raised price, obviously), but in critical situations like that, you probably ought to have your own backup scripts running things.

  • Mihai Moale commented
    September 11, 2018 16:21

    Daily backups are needed as part of a disaster recovery, when data on the droplets is very important.