The following guide will help you, step by step, automate your Scaleway server backups.
These exact steps can be followed to configure your volume backups as well.
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.
To get started make sure to be connected to your SimpleBackups and Scaleway account.
With Scaleway you can configure "servers" sometimes referred to as "instances" and "volumes."
Using the tutorials below, you'll easily be able to automated backups for each.
To clarify the context around how Snapshots are taken, it's important to understand that a server will be bound to one ore more volumes.
When making a server backup, we will take care of creating a backup of your serve (known as an image) and also an snapshot of each connected volumes (known as snapshot).
SimpleBackups will make this transparent to you and the creation of these resources as well as their rotation will be fully managed.
In this step, and after connecting our Scaleway account, we will simply create the snapshot backup job.
Congratulations, you now have an automated Scaleway snapshot backup.
Run it once manually (using the "Run" snapshot button from the snapshots list) and you'll trigger your first snapshot backup!