Step by step guide to automate UpCloud server snapshots on a custom schedule, daily, hourly, weekly, etc.


SimpleBackups is a cloud backup service that provides an easy-to-use web interface to manage backups of various cloud providers, including Upcloud. This guide will walk you through the process of connecting your Upcloud account to SimpleBackups and creating a snapshot of your server.


Before you begin, you need to have an Upcloud account and a server running on Upcloud.

Connect Upcloud provider to SimpleBackups and create snapshots

To create a snapshot for your Upcloud instance, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your SimpleBackups account.
  1. Click on the "Snapshots" button at the top of the screen.
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  1. Click on the "Create snapshot" button.
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  1. Click on "Connect a new provider".
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  1. Select "Upcloud" from the list of providers.
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  1. Enter your Upcloud API credentials (username and password).
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  1. Click on "Save Provider".
  1. Select the instance you want to create the snapshot for.
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  1. Configure your snapshot schedule, retention, and name, and then click on "Create a snapshot".


You have now successfully connected your Upcloud account to SimpleBackups and created a snapshot backup of your resource. You can now view your snapshot in the Snapshots tab of SimpleBackups and manage it accordingly.

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Last updated on August 6, 2021