UpCloud is one of the leading cloud providers. The following guide will help you, step by step, automate your UpCloud storage 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.
Create or login to your SimpleBackups account, then head to the snapshot creation section.
In this step, we will generate a unique API Token on UpCloud that will allow us to automate UpCloud snapshots from SimpleBackups dashboard.
The Username and Password required while connecting your UpCloud account to SimpleBackups are the same you used to login in your UpCloud console.
Check UpCloud guide on "Getting started using the UpCloud API".
Note that if you use your main user account (rather than creating a new one like described above), you might have to disable 2FA for it to work.
Let's now create your UpCloud Storage Backup.
From the list, choose the UpCloud account you need to take its snapshots. You may add as many UpCloud accounts as you need under your SimpleBackups account.
You could either choose a server under the Resource Type or choose a volume. The Resource dropdown will be populated by all the UpCloud resources accessible under your UpCloud account / project.
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 UpCloud snapshot backup.
Run it once manually (using the "Run" snapshot button from the snapshots list) and you'll trigger your first snapshot backup!