Can I download a backup or snapshot?

No, you cannot currently download DigitalOcean backups or snapshots.

As an alternative, you can back up data locally using third-party tools like rsync or SFTP.

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You can recover your Droplet if you have taken a snapshot of the Droplet or signed up for automated backups.
Destroying a Droplet destroys the backups along with it. You’ll want to preserve your backups first.
You can manually back up a Droplet using DigitalOcean snapshots or backups or, alternatively, using a third-party tool like rsync or SFTP.