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Protect your data with redundant local backups


Rest easy while knowing that your data is safe and secure with a simple scalable backup service. The subscription service automatically performs daily, weekly, and biweekly local backups of your cloud instances.

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Keep your data safe with the our Backup Service. Schedule automatic backups so you can always recover your data locally.

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Fully Managed Local Backups

Backups is a managed service that automatically backs up your cloud instance disks at regular intervals. Use full-system backups to guard against accidental deletions or misconfigurations.

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When to Use Local Backups vs. Off-Site Backups

Our Backups Service automatically creates and stores local backups of your instance on a daily, weekly, and biweekly basis for fast restorations. To further secure your data with off-site backups, follow our guide to Download a Local Copy of Your Linode Backup.


Configurable Backup Window

You can choose when your backups are generated. Select a two-hour window that suits you.

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Enroll With One Click

Enable the Backup Service with a single click. It activates instantly, and your first backups will be automatically scheduled. No software to install or configure.


Technical Specifications

  • File-based backup solution for Compute Instances
  • Compatibility: Unencrypted ext3 disks and ext4 disks
  • Automated schedule: daily, weekly, biweekly
  • Maximum automated backup retention: 14 days
  • Backup restoration type: ext4 file systems
  • Provision via Cloud Manager or Linode CLI
  • Programmatic management via Linode API
  • Availability: across all regions

Free Bundled Services

  • Maximum backups stored per compute instance: 4
  • Backup window: Configurable 2 hour time period
  • Backup location: Same data center as associated compute instance
  • Backup hardware: Separate from associated compute instance

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Backups Overview

Ensure your data is protected today

Backups can be activated instantly and run completely independent of your software stack. No installation or configuration required. Pricing is based on the compute plan you choose.

  • Shared
  • Dedicated CPU
  • High Memory
  • Premium CPU
  • GPU
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Additional Features

Manual Backup

If you only need to backup a few files, you can manually copy them without the overhead of the automated service. Securely copy individual files to your home computer, another instance, or a block storage volume.

Auto-Enroll New Instances

Using the Linode Cloud Manager, you can automatically enroll new Linode instances with the Backup Service.

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