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how can i enable backups?

May 8, 2014 3k views
How can I enable backups when I have not checked it when I have created a droplet?
5 Answers
You can only enable backups on droplet creation.
I haven't checked it on droplet creation. I would like to activate it now.
You'll need to take a snapshot of your droplet, destroy it, then recreate it. Make sure to tick the box and you'll be good to go.

I'd personally prefer being able to activate it without going through this process, but alas.
  • Can you elaborate? You said: You'll need to take a snapshot of your droplet, destroy it, then recreate it.

    You mean:

    • create a snapshot
    • destroy the droplet
    • create a new droplet from the snapshot? OR restore the destroyed droplet?

    Not sure which one would let you check the backup checkbox.

    Btw. When/where can you select the frequency of the backups?

Is it possible to keep your IP address during this process, Bryan?
@rb: If you give the new droplet the same name as the previous one and launch it in the same datacenter, you will almost always receive the same IP. The system attempts to reserve it for a reasonable period of time, but the quicker you do it the more likely you'll get the IP.
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