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The Backups service can be individually enabled on an existing Compute Instances and auto-enabled on all new Instances.

Enable the Backups Service on an Existing Compute Instance

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager.

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

  3. Click the Backups tab.

  4. Click Enable Backups.

  5. A pop-up box is displayed confirming that you intend to enable backups for the specified monthly cost. Click Enable Backups to confirm.

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

Auto Enroll New Compute Instances in the Backup Service

You can automatically enroll all new Linodes in the Backup Service.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager.

  2. Click the Account link in the sidebar, then select the Settings tab.

  3. In the Backup Auto Enrollment panel, click on the switch to enable backups on all new Linodes.

Enabling this setting does not retroactively enroll any previously created Linodes in the Backup Service.

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