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Can we use "Block Storage Volumes" for Backup purpose.

Posted November 6, 2021 105 views
Backups

1) Can we auto set backup process 1st “Block Storage Volumes” to another “Block Storage Volumes”.
2) Is it secure way to use “Block Storage Volumes” for backup purpose or need to use 3rd party tools.

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Hello,

Yes, you could set up an automation script to backup your data from one Block Storage to another.

Alternatively, what I could suggest are a few other approaches:

  • You could backup your Block Storage by taking a snapshot of the volume as per the instructions here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/how-to/snapshot-volumes/

This will generate an entire snapshot which you could later on use to restore your Block Storage from.

  • You could follow the steps from this tutorial here on how to use the DigitalOcean Object Storage and backup your data automatically:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-automate-backups-digitalocean-spaces

  • A third suggestion would be to use an external service like the Daily DigitalOcean Backups by SnapShooter:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/daily-digitalocean-backups-snapshooter

Hope that this helps.
Best,
Bobby

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