DigitalOcean Help & Support

  • How to Get Started With Digital Ocean
  • Popular Things to Do With Digital Ocean
  • Common Problems with Digital Ocean

How to Get Started With Digital Ocean

The first thing you'll need to do is connect your Digital Ocean account to Zapier. After you sign up and start creating the Zap you want, Zapier will ask you to start the process:

Login to Digital Ocean to connect it to Zapier

You'll then be prompted to authorize Zapier to access your Digital Ocean account.

Finally, you'll be redirected back to Zapier and the account will have been added and tested, if everything is good to go you'll see this:

Account added and tested

Now you can continue creating your Zap.

Popular Things to Do With Digital Ocean

  • Automatically Backup Your Digital Ocean Droplets Once a Week

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  • Create daily Digital Ocean snapshots

    Schedule by Zapier + DigitalOcean

  • Get Notified on Slack When a Digital Ocean Droplet is Created

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  • Send Slack messages for new backups on Digital Ocean

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  • Create a New Digital Ocean Droplet via Email

    Email by Zapier + DigitalOcean

  • Power Digital Ocean droplets on or off daily

    Schedule by Zapier + DigitalOcean

Common Problems with Digital Ocean

Error When Creating Snapshot

Digital Ocean requires a Droplet to be powered off before a snapshot can be created. The Create Snapshot action on Zapier has an option to power off the Droplet first, but it only waits 20 seconds for the shutdown to complete.

If your Droplet takes longer than 20 seconds to power off, you may receive the following error:

Droplet is currently on. Please power it off to run this event.

In that case, you'll need to use a multi-step Zap. First, power off the Droplet with a "Power Droplet On/Off" step, then add a delay step for 5 minutes. Finally, add the "Create Snapshot" step (without checking the "power off droplet" checkbox). The Droplet will be automatically powered back on after the snapshot is taken.

Using the New Snapshot trigger, the Zap is not triggering when a new snapshot is created, or older snapshots are triggering the Zap much later.

The New Snapshot trigger gets the 20 oldest snapshots, in order of creation date. So if there are more than 20 snapshots on the selected droplet, the Zap will not be able to successfully trigger on new snapshots.

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