Back up your
DIGITALOCEAN SERVERS,
Keep them SAFE!

Schedule frequent backups for your DigitalOcean Droplets, including separate MySQL backups as fallback.

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Features

MySQL Backup

MySQL backups can be used as a fallback for snapshots or on a standalone backup schedule.

Optional Off-site Storage

Files and MySQL can optionally be backed up to your other off-site server through SFTP protocol.

Flexible Schedule

Both backup snapshots and the MySQL backups can be scheduled up to every half hour!

Flexible Retention

Our flexible backup retention policy allows you to keep as many of your weekly, daily, and hourly backups as you would like.

Secure all around

Server backups are done securely through the DigitalOcean API. MySQL backups are performed through a dedicated SSH key.

Servers

Schedule unlimited backups / snapshots and MySQL backups across unlimited servers / Droplets.

Daily Summary Email

Receive a daily notification email containing the summary of all the backup jobs that were completed on your servers.

Real-time Slack Notifications

Receive real-time notifications in a Slack channel of your choosing.

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Pricing

Trickle

$9/month

5 servers

Unlimited snapshots / MySQL backups

Snapshots / MySQL backups up to every 6 hours

Configurable retention schedule

Daily summary notifications

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Stream

$29/month

20 servers

Unlimited snapshots / MySQL backups

Snapshots / MySQL backups up to every 3 hours

Configurable retention schedule

Daily summary notifications

Real-time email notifications

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Waterfall

$39/month

50 servers

Unlimited snapshots / MySQL backups

Snapshots / MySQL backups up to every hour

Configurable retention schedule

Daily summary notifications

Real-time email and Slack notifications

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Deluge

$79/month

Unlimited servers

Unlimited snapshots / MySQL backups

Snapshots / MySQL backups up to every ½ hour

Configurable retention schedule

Daily summary notifications

Real-time email and Slack notifications

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Why DigitalDam?

DigitalDam was created to fill the void of well-structured and reliable backup automation for DigitalOcean servers.

While DigitalOcean allows you to take snapshots through their user interface or the API, they have no interface for recurring scheduling and pruning. You can set up backups for any Droplet, but the backups are preset to be done once a week. While might be good for a small static website, it is not nearly often or flexible enough for an active website, blog, or web app.

While looking for a solution for ourselves and our clients' servers, we found a few existing services. Some automate taking snapshots of whole Droplets. Others create individual backups of files and databases. Both have significant benefits, but also drawbacks:

  • Snapshot only: Taking Snapshots is the easiest way to back up and restore the Droplet with all the files, databases and settings in a single action. However, taking a snapshot on an active server may result, in rare instances, in a broken database inside the snapshot image.
  • File & Database: This method avoids the issue with missing database records in the backup image, but there is no easy way to restore the whole Droplet in case something critical happens.

At DigitalDam, we combine the benefits of both methods by allowing you to schedule Automatic DigitalOcean snapshots while also scheduling MySQL backups through the same interface. You can have peace of mind that your restoration process will be easy and your data backup will be complete.