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Daily auto Backup Script not working

I’m using the script on this page: https://www.ekreative.com/blog/using-digital-ocean-api-to-set-up-daily-backup

to set up automatic daily backups. I’m only changing the token and id on line 153, however my droplet is only powering down. It’s not taking a snapshot, nor is it powering back up.

What do I need to do to make this work correctly?

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Are you running this script on the server you’re backing up? If so, powering off the server would stop the script and you would just end up with a powered off droplet. If you run it from a separate server or your home computer it should work properly.

I should also note that we made some recent changes that make this script overly complicated. It is no longer required to power off a server to create a snasphot so I would recommend updating this script to remove the need to power off and power back on.