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Backup Exoscale Instances

Learn how to backup your Exoscale Instances

Simon Bennett]
Simon Bennett
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020
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You may need to contact Exoscale support to increase your Snapshot Limit. SnapShooter will be unable to make backups if your Exoscale account limit is reached

# Backing up Exoscale Servers

If you would like a more restricted key please set the following permissions:

  • createSnapshot
  • deleteSnapshot
  • listRegions
  • listSnapshots
  • listVirtualMachines
  • listVolumes
  • listZones
  • queryAsyncJobResult
  • updateSnapshotState

# Retention Policy

You are responsible for the storage costs with Exoscale for backups created by SnapShooter

Once you press Next you will be taken to the retention policy screen where you can select how many past backups you wish to keep. When we take a backup we tag them daily, weekly and monthly and you can choose how many of the past of each you want to keep.

Example Droplet Backup retention policy

In this example we have asked SnapShooter

  1. Keep the last 10 '3 hourly' backups
  2. Keep the last 7 'daily' backups
  3. Keep the last 4 'weekly' backups
  4. Keep the last 12 'monthly' backups.

Most of our customers choose 7 days, 4 weeks and 12 months as a good base line for backups.

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