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how can i enable backups?

  • Posted May 8, 2014

How can I enable backups when I have not checked it when I have created a droplet?

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@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.

Is it possible to keep your IP address during this process, Bryan?

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. <br> <br>I’d personally prefer being able to activate it without going through this process, but alas.

I haven’t checked it on droplet creation. I would like to activate it now.

You can only enable backups on droplet creation.