The following guide will help you, step by step, automate your Akamai’s Linode instance (Linode) snapshots. The steps are very easy and will only involve minimal effort.
Afterwards, you will be able to take snapshots, automatically on your own terms, whether you need to take them daily, weekly, every couple of hours or on-demand using our API. You will also have the option to choose the number of snapshots to keep on your provider to save snapshot storage cost.
Now, let's get started!
Create or login to your SimpleBackups account, then head to the snapshot creation section.
In this step, we will generate a unique API Key and Secret on Linode that will allow us to automate Linode snapshots from SimpleBackups dashboard.
You'll find a step-by-step illustrated guide on how to generate a Linode API Key in our documentation.
Afterwards, create a new provider on SimpleBackups with your Linode API Key by going to the snapshot creation section and click Connect a new provider as shown.
Select Linode from the Provider dropdown list, enter a name for your Linode account, then paste the Token we obtained in the previous step and click save provider.
In this step, and after connecting our Linode account, we will simply create the snapshot backup job and select the needed server or volume.
From the list, choose the Linode account you need to take its snapshots. You may add as many Linode accounts as you need under your SimpleBackups account.
Select "Server" under the Resource Type. The Resource dropdown will be populated by all the Linode Instances (Cloud Compute) accessible under your Linode account.
The Retention is a number of snapshots we will keep, anything more than this number will be pruned/rotated automatically for you.
Finally, give your snapshot backup job a friendly name, then click Create Snapshot.
Congratulations, you now have an automated Linode snapshot backup.
Run it once manually (using the "Run" snapshot button from the snapshots list) and you'll trigger your first snapshot backup!
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