Backups - Get Started

The Linode Backup Service is a subscription service add-on that automatically performs daily, weekly, and biweekly backups of your Linode. It’s affordable, easy to use, and provides peace of mind.

Enable the Backup Service

Use the Linode Cloud Manager to enable the Backup Service on a Linode. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to the Linode Cloud Manager.

  2. From the Linodes page, select the Linode you want to back up.

  3. Click the Backups tab.

  4. Click Enable Backups.

The Linode Backup Service is now enabled for the selected Linode.

Manage Backups

You’ll manage your backups with a simple web interface in the Linode Cloud Manager. There’s no software to install, and there are no commands to run. Just log in to the Linode Cloud Manager, navigate to the Linodes page by clicking on the link in the sidebar, select a Linode, and then click the Backups tab. The backups interface is shown below.

The Linode Backup Service interface

  1. A list of available backups. Listed in this view are the date created, the label, how long the backup took to be created, the disks imaged, and the size of the resulting image.

  2. Manually create a backup by taking a manual snapshot. For more information, see the Take a Manual Snapshot section.

  3. Configure backup schedule settings. For more information, see the Schedule Backups section.

  4. Cancel backups. After cancelling your backups you will have to wait 24 hours before you can re-enable them again.

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