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Enabling the Backup Service

The Backup service can be enabled on existing Compute Instances by following the instructions below:

  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.

For further instructions, including details on enabling the Backup service for new Linodes, see Enable Backups.

Managing Backups

Once enabled, the Backup service will store up to four backups, three of which are automatically generated on the date and time range you specify:

  • Daily (Less than 24 hours old)
  • Weekly (Less than 7 days old)
  • Biweekly (Between 8 and 14 days old)
  • Manual Snapshot (A user-initiated snapshot that stays the same until another snapshot is initiated)

These backups can be managed in the Cloud Manager under the Backups tab for your Compute Instance.

This page also provides a few other options, detailed below:

Restoring from a Backup

To restore from a backup, locate the backup within the Backups tab of the Compute Instance and click the corresponding ellipsis menu. From here, there are a few options that can be selected:

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