What is the best way to make a FREE backup of my Linode?
I don't need automatic backups and just want to take a snapshot of my Linode for free. Is that something you offer? How do I do it?
While we think our Backups Service offers great value, I totally understand why one might not need something so robust and rather opt for a quick and free solution.
We do not have a free tier of our Backups Service, so in this case I think copying your disk over SSH would be the best option. We have a helpful guide here to walk you through the process but in short, this is a simple method for you to copy your entire Linode over to your home computer, or to another server.
If you're looking to make this a recurring backup, using rsync might be the way to go. We have a guide on manual and automatic backups with rsync here.
Lastly, if you just want to copy a few important files, using the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is going to be a fast and straightforward solution. For all the necessary commands and syntax check out our guide here.
I hope this helps!