This section describe how to backup an instance. A backup is an automatic snapshot of your instance. Backup are made once a week and retained for four weeks. Once enabled, backup add 20% to monthly instance cost.
Please note : the project has enough storage for daily backups. Volume needed = total vm volume * (retention day + 1).
Before doing a Backup Instance, you must have an Instance first. If you don’t have an Instance yet, you can deploy an Instance in Create VM Instance
To backup your instance, follow the steps below:
- Click Images menu, then go to Backups page.
Image - Backups
- Fill in the form Enable Backups.
|Instance||Choose an instance that you want to backup|
|Backup Time||To determine the time when the backups starts|
|Duration||To determine the retention time of your backups, the duration options are:
- 7 Days
- 14 Days
- 30 Days
- 90 Days
- 365 Days
|Backup Name||Name of your backups|
After all the fields are filled, click the Enable Backups button.
Image - Enable Backups
- If it is successful there will be a notification “Instance backup scheduler has been successfully enabled”.
A list of backup scheduler will appear, namely:
List Backup Scheduler
|Name||The name of your backup|
|Instance||The instance that you are backing up|
|Backup Time||The schedule time to backup the instance|
|Duration||Retention time of your backup|
|Number of Backup||Total number of your backup|
|Created At||Backup schedule creation time|
|Action||Options to delete the backup scheduler, create and restore instance from the backup|