I did a recent (website) Droplet restore, which "seemed" to take 12 hours plus:
Our website is restored, BUT, according to the Droplet backup page, restore was still in progress over 12 hours later, at least 8 hours after the support department said it was long finished. I'm guessing Digital Ocean has the programming expertise in house to be able to add a progress indicator and an auto email notification upon completion.
I'm curious what application framework D.O. would use to do this. I have all the IT responsibilities of our small organization (by default, not by qualification). Maybe you would like to make an online presentation to share with our IT community in the Nashville area? I attend the Python, Linux and any other programming and IT meetups.
Thank you, Michael