Strapi v4 requirement for persistent storage when used in stateless installs?

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—I’m new to Strapi and I ran into a problem with stateless installs. I am trying out Strapi on Digital Ocean’s App platform that every time I redeployed my app all my Strapi data disappeared and I discovered I need persistent storage to save the Strapi data.

Does V4 fix this problem and save the Strapi data in the database instead of a file?

Seems weird to me that we need to back up our Strapi data twice. Any help would be very appreciated.